Home Assessments After A Child Is Placed In Your Care
Similar to home visits before you are approved to move forward with your adoption, adoptive families in North Carolina can expect two post-placement home visits to ensure the safety and well-being of an adopted child. To ease your anxiety about this requirement, you may choose to work with the same service provider and social worker you met with prior to bringing your child home.
Dempsey Law works with families through the entire adoption process – from answering questions and filing forms to helping you attain U.S. citizenship for your child.
What Should I Expect During A Post-Placement Assessment?
During your assessment visits, your social worker may ask about your financial situation, changes in relationships, challenges with your child and your progress in bonding.
After your placement, you may also receive additional resources that may prove helpful in providing a continued healthy home environment for your child. These resources may include:
- Referrals to local adoption support groups
- Therapists familiar with adoption
- Information about appropriate cultural programs and language camps
- Facilitated family bonding activities
- Assistance with U.S. citizenship for adopted children
With the expansion of your family come additional challenges, but with the support of your lawyer, service provider and adoption community, you will not have to figure them out alone.
Receive Personalized Attorney Assistance
Kelly Dempsey is an adoption attorney who knows adoption laws both as a lawyer and an adoptive parent. She thrives on bringing families together and understands what you are going through.
From the firm’s office in Charlotte, Ms. Dempsey will communicate with you via email, Skype or at 704-251-2500. Contact her online for more information about setting up your post-placement visits today (There is a $50 consult fee).