Post-Adoption Reporting Law and Legal Definition

Post adoption reporting is an integral part of the adoption process. It is required in all domestic and most international adoptions. Post adoption reporting is to document the family and child’s adjustment and progress at various intervals after the child is placed with the adoptive family.

During postplacement supervision, the assigned caseworker meets the adopted child and the prospective adoptive parents and their families. The meeting is either in the family’s home or in the agency office, and the caseworker writes a report which is provided to the agency, state, or country the family adopted from. These reports will also record areas such as: the child’s developmental milestones, socialization, and attachment.