Does India have post-placement requirements?
India and FTIA require each adoptive family to complete post-placement/post-adoption reports after the child has been brought home. Reports need to be submitted according to the specifications outlined in the Indian legal documents (guardianship or Hindu adoption documents). These documents typically request post-placement/post-adoption reports every 3 months the first two years and every six months for the next three years. The first 3 reports must be completed by your home study agency. The remaining reports may be adopting parent self-reports if permitted by the Indian Organization. FTIA will need a copy of the adoption decree once the adoption is finalized in the U.S. for those children who come home under Guardianship Orders. Please note that if your child returns to the U.S. on a guardianship (i.e., it is not a Hindu adoption completed in India), your state may have additional post-placement requirements.