Solomon Family Solutions
Adoption Home Studies

Adoption Home Studies

“Where you go, I will go…your people, will be my people.”

Ruth 1:16

Thank you for considering Solomon Family Solutions to assist you with your adoption home study needs.
We are a Licensed TN Child Placement Agency and offer this service on a sliding scale based upon the client’s gross household income.  
Adoption home studies are completed as expeditiously as possible, however prospective adopting parents are responsible for completing all requirements of the assessment, pay fee, as well as follow up in a timely manner with questions or concerns. 
This is a TEAM EFFORT and requires everyone to work together and stay in contact with each other. 
If expedited service is required (i.e., less than 2 weeks) please notify us immediately. Additional fees may apply.
Direct all questions or concerns to Mary Duff, LMSW via email or text 423-464-6575
We feel so blessed to be a part of this special journey and truly look forward to having an opportunity to get to know you and your family. 


1. To begin this process, please fill out and submit our adoption home study application (see link below that will take you to a Google Form). 

2. Once the application is received by our office, a case manager will contact you via email.  If you submitted your application and have not yet received an email from a case manager within 24-48 hours, please email Mary Duff, LMSW, our Child Placement Manager at or via text to 423-464-6575 to verify that we received your application. 

3. An invoice via PayPal may be emailed to you after we receive your application, or you are welcome to remit payment online via – Make A Payment.  Household Annual income is based upon your current income as of the day of your application and will be verified during the adoption home study investigation via pay stubs, bank statements, and/or federal tax returns.


Gross Annual
Household Income
Adoption Home Study Fee
Includes all services required to complete the home study to include home visit and written report.
Fee does not include fingerprinting or physical examinations with TB tests that are the responsibility of the applicant(s).
$9,000 – $29,999$650
$30,000 – $49,999$850
$50,000 – $99,999$1000
$100,000 plus$1250
Please note adoption home studies normally cost $2500. We are only able to offer adoption home studies on a sliding scale because of the generous support of the community, dedicated team members, and donations.

4. Once application and payment are received, you will receive further instructions, forms, and a checklist to move forward in your adoption home study journey via email. Please make sure them email provided on your application is correct.  Please allow 48 – 72 hours to receive this email from our office.  If you do not receive an email, check your email’s spam folder (sometimes our emails go to spam :sadface:) if it’s not there then do not hesitate to contact Mary Duff, LMSW via email or text message 423-464-6575

$25 per hour driving time round trip from our Cleveland Office to your home plus $0.55 per mile

The link below is the Google form application. Please make sure to complete all sections before hitting submit button.

Solomon Family Solutions Application 

If you would prefer to print the application, please use the application link below. Please return the completed application to us via email to

The link below is the Personal Reference Questionnaire.

Personal Reference Questionnaire 

Meet Mary Duff, LMSW

Mary Duff, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) Mary was born and raised in Cleveland, TN.  Mary graduated from Cleveland High School in 1998 and went on to get her undergraduate degree at the University of TN at Chattanooga. She earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work degree with focus on School Social Work in 2004. After graduation she worked in adoption and foster care and then moved on to work in a skilled nursing facility. After working for 2 years, she decided to go on and get her Master’s degree. She moved to Nashville and began the Master’s in Social Work Program at the Nashville satellite campus at the University of TN. She interned at the TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. She became a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in 2008 with concentration in gerontology. After graduation, Mary spent 10 years working at Parthenon Pavilion, an inpatient acute care psychiatric hospital in Nashville. She also supervised court ordered family and children visits for over 8 years. Mary is currently completing Adoption Home Studies for Solomon Family Solutions as well as leading IOP groups in the community. In her free time she enjoys reading, the outdoors and spending time with her rescue dog. 

Solomon Family Solutions’ Commitment 

Solomon Family Solutions does not discriminate against applicants/clients on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations including adoption home studies.  Please address any questions or concerns regarding this policy to Andrea Chase via email