What is a post adoption report, and how does it affect my adoption?
The post adoption report is used in cases of intercountry adoption primarily.
The first Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions includes many adoption firsts: the Hague Convention for the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention) entered into force for the United States…
The Secretary of State is required by Section 104 of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA) (Public Law 106-279), to submit an annual report to the U.S. Congress on intercountry adoption. This report provides the required information1 as well as additional information about the Department of State’s (Department) activities to implement the Convention.
The IAA mandates submission of the report by the Department “one year after the date of the entry into force of the Convention for the United States and each year thereafter.”
Also, for parents specifically
The requirements and duration of these reports vary from country to country, and some countries expect the reports to be prepared by a social worker…
Failure to provide post-adoption reports may put at risk intercountry adoption programs for U.S. parents who wish to adopt in the future. Accordingly, the Department of State strongly encourages parents to comply with post-adoption reporting requirements.
While there are no specific issues with the parents after the adoption, it is essential that you provide these adoption reports to ensure that other parents can adopt and that there are no international issues that could cause a headache for you and your new family.
Even though your adoption is finalized before you leave Kazakhstan, the Kazakh government requires that each adoptive family submit regular post adoption reports. The reports are due every year until your child reaches age 18. Your consultant can give you more information on the specific requirements. It is likely that the social worker who completed your home study will also complete a portion of the post adoption reports. The remainder will be self-reports that will require an agency signature as well. It is imperative that you comply with the post adoption requirement. Such reports serve as a means of ensuring the Kazakh government that U.S. families can provide wonderful homes for Kazakh children. Without the compliance of families after their adoption, future adoptions from Kazakhstan by U.S. citizens could be jeopardized.
Even though your adoption is finalized before you leave Nepal, the Nepalese government requires that each adoptive family submit regular post adoption reports. The reports are due every year until your child reaches age 18. Your consultant can give you more information on the specific requirements. The social worker who completed your home study will complete the first two post adoption reports. It is imperative that you comply with the post adoption requirement. The reports are submitted to the Nepalese embassy in Washington, D.C., and the embassy reserves the right to visit your home at your expense if you have not complied with the post adoption requirement. Additionally, such reports serve as a means of ensuring the Nepalese government that U.S. families can provide wonderful homes for Nepalese children. Without the compliance of families after their adoption, future adoptions from Nepal by U.S. citizens could be jeopardized.
The China Center of Adoption Affairs requires that each adoptive family has a post adoption done at 6 and 12 months from the date of adoption, by your licensed agency caseworker. The post adoption report describes the child’s adjustments in her new family, her physical, emotional, and social development, and her accomplishments and achievements since the adoption. The reports are sent to the CCAA along with six to eight recent photos of the child and the adoptive family.