Post Placement Reporting for Ethiopia
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As promised in your notarized Post Placement Agreement, your family is obligated to provide Family Reports at 3, 6, and 12 months after placement, and then annually until the child is 18 years of age.
Also, your Homestudy Agency needs to complete 3 post placement reports within the first year. Your agency can use their customary international post placement reporting format. Timing should coincide with the first, sixth, and twelfth month of placement.
Your family reports need only be a page or two long and should include near the top:
- Child's birth name
- Chld's birth date
- Child's new American name
- Child's date of arrival in the US
- A number and date of report, i.e. 4th Annual Report, 2015
The post placement report should be about the child and broken down into paragraphs that include information such as:
- Health of the child
- How they like school (if applicable)
- How they have settled into the home (such as routines, meals etc)
- What types of things they like to do, strengths, special talents and interests
The basics and general information is all that is necessary. The report should not include your address or other identifying information including the name of the child's school that could allow someone to locate and contact you.
Photos are a MUST. Please include between 5 and 10 photos. Please do not send the same photos with each new report, but include new, recent photos of the children close up and general activity or in the home photos. Make sure that the photos are clear. Please send your reports to the US office in one of three ways:
- as a hard copy in the mail (with photos printed and included)
- as a newsletter type format which can be printed and includes all the necessary information
- by filling out the on-line post placement report format by clicking here.
In light of the terrible tragedy involving an international adoptee from Ethiopia, Adoption Advocates International, our international partners, and the State of Washington are more serious that ever about families keeping their post placement commitment regarding annual reports. If your child(ren)'s reports are not kept up to date, you will receive one reminder by U.S. mail. You will have 60 days from the date of the letter to prepare the missing report(s), after such time we will be forced to turn your contact information over to the State so that Child Protective Services and/or law enforcement authorities can make a health and safety visit to confirm the wellbeing of your child(ren). We greatly appreciate your proactive cooperation in this process.
Post placement reports are very important to Ethiopia. Not only have you promised to fulfill this commitment but the fate of future adoptions relies on your cooperation. We thank you very much for this.