Рost-adoption reports should address adopted child’s bond with the family, physical health and development, education, social skills, family relationship, etc.
A sample form for Russian Post-Placement Reports can be found here.
Important points to remember
- These reports must be prepared by a licensed social worker.
- The report should be no more than two full pages of text (not including the first page of identifying information).
- The report should include a set of 5 pictures of the child
- If you have adopted two or more children at the same time, you should complete a separate post placement report for each child.
- All reports must be notary certified and apostilled.
- All reports must be translated into Russian.
- The reports can be notarized no earlier than 20 days prior to the actual due date.
- Post Placement visits can occur no earlier than 6 weeks prior to the actual due date,
- Reports must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation not later than the due date.
In Fall 2006, the following advice was obtained by Karen's Adopiton Links for all families who needed to file their own Post Placement Reports:
- Use a Licensed Social Worker to do the Post Placement Report
- Translate report with a Certified Translator.
- Get the Post Placement Report apostilled.
- Include 5 pictures
- Suggested Sample form
- Send directly by DHL or FedEx to the Minister of Education in the country or region of adoption.
ANNUAL family REPORT REQUIREMENTS
In the past Russia has required adoptive parents to supply information about the adopted child's living conditions and educational progress after the above post-placement supervision is completed. Although not universally required at this point, there have been occasions where the Russian court will require these. These reports are to be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation or the regional authorities where the adoption was completed.
They may be required as much as annually until the child turns 18 years old. All reports should be translated into Russian.
We strongly urge you to comply with the requirements established by the Russian government and complete all post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process and/or provide you with more specific guidelines.