For Families with TA After 1/1/15

Your home study social worker is now your post-placement social worker.  He or she will visit your home on several occasions based on CCCWA requirements.

3-Months Post-Adoption

  • Eight to ten (8-10) photos of your child, including at least two (2) of you and your child together during the adoption registration process in China
  • Black and white copy of your child’s Certificate of Citizenship

1-Year post-Adoption

  • Eight to ten (8-10) photos of your child, including at least two (2) of you and your child together
  • Black and white copy of your child’s Certificate of Citizenship (if not already provided at the 6-month post-adoption visit)
  • The completed “Feedback Table of the Special Needs Child” form issued by the China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA)*

2-Year Post-Adoption

  • Eight to ten (8-10) photos of your child, including at least two (2) of you and your child together
  • CCCWA-issued form “Medical Checkup Certificate of the Adoptee” to be completed by your child’s physician
  • Evaluation or your child from his or her school, such as a recent report card or letter from the teacher
  • If your child is older than 10, he or she will have to write an essay (less than one page) in either English or Chinese (their choice of language)

3-Year Post Adoption**
(this report may be written by the family, no social worker required; placing agency is still responsible for translation and transmittal to CCCWA)

  • Eight to ten (8-10) photos of your child, including at least two (2) of you and your child together
  • CCCWA-issued form “Medical Checkup Certificate of the Adoptee” to be completed by your child’s physician
  • Evaluation or your child from his or her school, such as a recent report card or letter from the teacher
  • If your child is older than 10, he or she will have to write an essay (less than one page) in either English or Chinese (their choice of language)

4-Year-Post-Adoption**
(this report may be written by the family, no social worker required; placing agency is still responsible for translation and transmittal to CCCWA)

  • Eight to ten (8-10) photos of your child, including at least two (2) of you and your child together
  • CCCWA-issued form “Medical Checkup Certificate of the Adoptee” to be completed by your child’s physician
  • Evaluation or your child from his or her school, such as a recent report card or letter from the teacher
  • If your child is older than 10, he or she will have to write an essay (less than one page) in either English or Chinese (their choice of language)

5-Year Post-Adoption**
(this report may be written by the family, no social worker required; placing agency is still responsible for translation and transmittal to CCCWA)

  • Eight to ten (8-10) photos of your child, including at least two (2) of you and your child together
  • CCCWA-issued form “Medical Checkup Certificate of the Adoptee” to be completed by your child’s physician
  • Evaluation or your child from his or her school, such as a recent report card or letter from the teacher
  • If your child is older than 10, he or she will have to write an essay (less than one page) in either English or Chinese (their choice of language)

 

* The “Feedback Table of the Special Needs Child” form will be provided by your post-placement social worker or other adoption agency designated person.  It can be filled out during your 1-year visit and includes information such as:

  1. Adoptee’s height, weight, and head circumference at the time of adoption and current measurements; fine motor skill ability; immunization status; treatment and rehabilitation of any new diagnosis.
  2. Adoptee’s diet, playtime, and sleep schedule.
  3. Status of the adoptee’s integration with his/her parents, siblings, and family.
  4. Adoptee’s mental health and personality characteristics; Adoptee’s mental development and language ability.
  5. Describe the adoptee’s school or the method of education if they are schooled at home.
  6. Understanding and perception of the adoption by the adoptive parents, other adults in the home, and other relatives.
  7. Participation in activities and integration in the community; comments by the neighbors about the adoptive family and whether they view the adoption as successful.
  8. Major changes in the adoptive family such as marital status, children in the home, economic status, home environment, or serious health problems.

** The reports which are written by families are a new policy effective 1/1/15.  The information contained in these reports may differ from what is listed here as these are the “old” requirements of the reports.  Families writing a report for the first time should work directly with your placing agency to confirm necessary requirements of the report.

This information is accurate at the time of posting and is intended as a reference guide for adoptive families.  Your placement and/or home study agency should provide you with the most current information.  Please review those documents carefully and understand they trump any information presented here!