Post-placement reports and visits are a necessary step for domestic adoptions and most international adoptions. This will occur during the time the child is placed with their adoptive family, until the time the court finalizes the adoption of the child. In the state of Nevada, post-placement supervision is required monthly until finalization. Adoption Choices of Nevada can provide visits and reports for your adoption, where they abide by all state laws.
When a social worker creates a detailed report for the court, he or she will first visit the home of the adoptive family. The social worker will confirm whether the baby is in a safe environment and if the child’s needs are being met. For example, if the child needs counseling, the social worker may assist in finding an appropriate resource. Doctor’s visits are required for both domestic and international adoptions. The pediatrician will review all medical records, conduct a physical examination and provide any necessary diagnostic testing. In the case of international adoptions, a medical history may not be available, so these diagnostic tests may be needed to assure that the child receives all necessary care.
During the visit, the new parents may want to take the opportunity to ask the social worker any questions or address any concerns they may have. There may be additional resources the new parent(s) can obtain, particularly if it is an open adoption. The adoptive family may want to know how they may remain in contact with the birth family. Social workers may also shed some light on adjustment concerns for the adoptive family’s home life, as well as, providing them with additional resources on what remains to be done.
Adoption Choices of Nevada
If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact, Adoption Choices of Nevada. You may visit the website here or contact us by 775-825-4673 (Reno Office) or 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas Office). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.
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About the Author
Rachel Strom graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx in May of 2018, where she received her bachelors in Professional Writing. After receiving her education at Lehman College, Rachel is currently interning at Adoption Choices Inc., where she is a weekly blogger.
Rachel was adopted from Asuncion, Paraguay in 1991. Her adoption experience has helped her write articles for Adoption Choices Inc., from the perspective of an adoptive individual. She hopes her articles will help someone looking into adoption or encourage those currently in the process.
When Rachel is not writing for Adoption Choices Inc. or her own novels she enjoys her other passion for baking, where she resides, in the New York City area. When she is baking, music is always playing throughout the kitchen while she is whipping up a delectable dessert for her friends and adoptive family.
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