Benefits/Importance of Post-Adoption
Post-adoption gives families the opportunity to work with a knowledgeable professional to get the supports they need to better ensure a successful adoption. Countries depend on these reports to verify that their children are being taken care of and have been known to close their adoption programs due to late reports non-compliance. Once you are home, it is essential that this phase be completed diligently, both for your own benefit and for the continued existence of the program.
Finalization and Re-Adoption
Finalization is the process of documenting your child’s adoption in your state of residence. Re-adoption, also known as re-finalization or domestication, is the process of taking an adoption that was fully finalized in a child’s country of origin, and finalizing it for a second time in a U.S.-based court. Carolina Adoption Services recommends that all families who have adopted internationally also finalize the adoption in their state of residence. Learn more about the benefits of re-adoption here.