Post Placements are to assess how your transition is going and to lend assistance in the adjustment. If there are any serious issues, there are many community resources we can suggest. We will look at the baby’s feeding, sleeping and physical and social development. We will also inquire about your family’s and extended family’s reaction to the presence of your new baby. Please have the most current information from baby’s pediatrician (height, weight, head circumference) available. You should plan on at least an hour for the visit.
Different states have their own requirements for the number of required Post-Placement visits. We will coordinate with your agency to assure the requirements are met. Anticipate a minimum of two Post-Placement visits.
WHO DOES OUR POST PLACEMENT?
In signing up with ALA to do your Home Study, you sign a form that says we will also supervise post placement. ICPC will not place a child across state lines without documentation saying you have an agency on board to supervise.
HOW MANY POST PLACEMENTS WILL WE NEED?
Generally our agency will complete THREE post placements. On occasion, the sending state has different requirements that would mean ALA would complete more or fewer placement visits. When you are matched with a Birth Mother, our representative can help you determine the specifics to your post placement requirements.