A Vital Component of International Adoption
Children’s Home is committed to adhering to the requirements of each country program. We work diligently to collect, review and send post-placement/post-adoption reports.
“Post-adoption reports to the children’s countries of origin not only demonstrate U.S. families’ commitment to adopted children’s welfare but also help intercountry adoption programs remain open as a viable option for children who cannot find permanency in their countries of birth.”
-The Office of Children’s Issues, U.S. State Department
Country Specific requirements & instructions
Reporting requirements vary greatly by country. Initial reports must be prepared by a licensed social worker. Additional reports may be required during a period of self-reporting which often continues for years after an adoptive placement. Timely submission is critical to fulfilling the requirements set forth by the country.
If you have questions about your post adoption reporting requirements, please email the contact listed under the country through which you adopted or [email protected]
Instructions to parents:
- Type up the information in the template and address each topic. Please avoid being too brief; for example, when explaining your family’s attachment and bonding, please include an example that supports your statement.
- Notarization is not required.
- This report must include eight color photos, per CCCWA guidelines, affixed to the templates provided by Children’s Home; be sure to include captions. Refer to CCCWA’s photo guidelines in your “welcome home” packet of information for important details.
- Follow the due dates outlined in your “welcome home” packet.
- Data for the first section (Identification) can be found in your “welcome home” packet.
- Adoptees age 10 or older at the time of report must sign the report in the space provided.
- Send a signed original with your photos to our MN office: Children’s Home, Attn: China Post Placement Specialist, 1605 Eustis Street, St. Paul, MN 55108
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.China Self-Report Template
For children under 8 years old at the time of adoption: Social worker prepared post-adoption reports due at 6, 12, 18 & 24 months after the adoption date.
For children 8 years and older at the time of adoption: Social worker prepared post-adoption reports due at 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 & 36 months after the adoption date.Colombia Post Placement Template
Reports completed by a social worker are due at 4, 8, 12, 18 and 24 months after the adoption date. Each report should include a minimum of ten pictures; close-up pictures are preferred.Ecuador Post Placement Template
Adoptive families are asked to complete yearly self-reports (due on the anniversary of the child’s placement) until the child turns 18 years old.
Two completed reports are needed at each due date: one original and one redacted/edited. The reports should adhere to the following requirements:
- All complete reports consist of one written report and 4 photos.
- The author of the report (social worker or adoptive parent) should sign the original copy. Please do not include a signature on the redacted/edited copy.
- The redacted/edited report must remove all identifying information for the adoptive family and agency. This is a requirement of the Ethiopian government. This is the report that will be made available to birth family. Your child(ren)’s birth name, birth date, and place of birth may remain. Please do not use your child(ren)’s new name in the redacted/edited report. Please do not sign this report.
- Note: if you adopted siblings, only one report is necessary; however please include four photos for each child.
- Note: You should use the same photos on both the original and redacted photo sheets.
Reports should be sent to: ATTN: Ethiopia Post Placements, 1605 Eustis Street, St. Paul, MN 55108Ethiopia Post Placement Template
Please note: This is a Word document so it will download from the browser when you click the button.
Reports are required for all children adopted from Honduras. Reports written by a social worker are due at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months after the date of placement, followed by annual self-reports until the child is 18 years old.Honduras Post Placement Template
For those granted guardianship (“Adoption License”): Social worker prepared post-placement reports due at 6 weeks and 3 months after placement, then every 3 months thereafter until the adoption is finalized in the U.S.
India’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) requires post placement reports completed by a social worker at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after a family’s return from the adoption trip. (Note: Some U.S. states require reports at additional intervals.) In some cases, an Indian court may request post-adoption reports at additional intervals as well.
Please contact us with any questions or to request a template for the self-reporting process (applicable only to cases where the Indian court requested reports in addition to those required by CARA): [email protected]
Family self-reports are due every 4 years until the child is age 18. Self-reports should be submitted directly to the Central Adoption Authority of the Marshall Islands at: Attn: Central Adoption Authority, P.O. Box 18, Majuro, MH 96960.Marshall Islands Post Placement Template
For those granted guardianship (“Adoption License”): Social worker prepared post-placement reports are due at 6 weeks and 3 months after placement, then every 3 months thereafter until the adoption is finalized in the U.S.
For families who placed after May 1, 2021, post-placement reports completed by a social worker are due 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months after placement. Family self-reports, due at the same time, are optional.South Korea Post Placement Guidelines