Each person wishing to adopt must submit certain personal information, as well as information about your home. In Kentucky, there are two ways to proceed. If you are working with an attorney in an Independent Adoption, you will need a Home Investigation. It is less in depth and less expensive. If you are working with an agency to locate the baby, you need an Adoption Home Study which is more expensive, time consuming and detailed. If you are doing an Interstate adoption, whether you need an Independent or a Home Study depends on whether you are working with an attorney or an agency in the sending state. You should discuss this with your attorney, too. The baby’s second birth certificate will list your names as the parents of the baby.