RUSSIAN POST-PLACEMENT REPORTS

 

Russia requires post-placement reports to provide information regarding the welfare of children. Reports are prepared in accordance with the requirements established by the Russian government and as agreed to during the adoption process.

 

These post-placement reports are very important, so much so that Russia has rejected reaccreditation for a number of agencies, based in part on failures to provide post-placement reports. 

 

 

POST-PLACEMENT REPORTS COMPLETED BY A SOCIAL WORKER

 

As of 2011 Russia requires that adoption agencies produce supervised post-placement reports at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months after adoption.  On rare occasions, additional post-placement reports may be requested by the Russian adoption authorities.

 

In addition many states and/or adoption agencies requrie post placement supervision. The purpose of the supervision visits is to ensure that all is going well with the child and family and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. After each visit the social worker writes a report which may be then submitted to the court, country and/or placing agency (based on your adoption specifics). 

 

Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process and/or provide you with more specific guidelines.  

 

If your agency is unable to help you with this, or no longer has an active program, the Joint Council on International Services suggests that families in this situation contact them for guidance.

 

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:

  1. Use a Licensed Social Worker to do the Post Placement Report 
  2. Translate report with a Certified Translator. 
  3. Get the Post Placement Report apostilled.
  4. Include 5 pictures
  5. Suggested Sample form
  6. 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.  

 

 

 

how to file REPORTS

 

Reports may be submitted to:

 

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Department of State Policy for the Protection of Children’s Rights
51 Lysinovskaya St.
Moscow, 115998

 

 

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