Before you begin a home study, you should educate yourself about adoption. Your home study provider should be a great source of information. You will need an attorney or agency to do the legal work and may need a specialized agency if you are adopting from another country. During your home study, you should explore birth parents and contact after placement, how to tell your child he or she is adopted and how to handle difficult questions that may come up. It is extremely important to be comfortable with growing your family through adoption. There are many resources that are extremely helpful.