What is the Post Adoption Process Like?

Adoption.com Original Video | Domestic Adoption Answers

Denalee Chapman September 07, 2015

Regardless of the type of adoption you choose, there will always be post-adoption reports required. From a social worker’s point of view, it is important to assess the bonding that is occurring, check to make sure there is no abuse taking place, and that in all ways, this was a good placement. Post adoption visits by social workers not only serve the purpose of ensuring a good placement, but they also give the adoptive parents an opportunity to discuss concerns and issues that may be attending them.

Post placement visits are required before adoption finalization, but it is much more than that. Honesty with the caseworker will allow the adoptive parents to get help coping with the new situation. Although there is a fear on the part of adoptive parents, social workers do not go into the post adoption visit with the idea of removing the child, but rather with the idea of finalizing the adoption and helping the adoptive parents cope in the best possible way.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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