Post Placement Supervision
Following placement of a child, an adoptive family is required to go through a supervisory period that includes home visits by a social worker. Typically it is at least a three-month supervisory period, where a social worker from the agency will meet the adoptive parents and their child at least three times. The specified time period and number of visits is often based on the type of adoption and where the child was born. Each state and country may have their own requirements.
This process is much like the home study process, except the emphasis will be placed on the development of the child and on the family dynamics now that the child is placed. Adoption STAR conducts post-placement supervision throughout New York State, Florida and Ohio.