What is post-placement supervision?

Post-placement supervision begins after the child is placed with you in your home.  It entails at least one (1) face-to-face visit in your home, along with additional contacts to determine the suitability of the placement, over a period of at least ninety (90) days.  For the first ninety days, there is to be no longer than a thirty (30) day interval between these contacts.  If, after ninety (90) days, additional contacts are needed, your adoption professional and/or local home study professional will alert you.  Normally, whoever originated your preliminary home study is who conducts the post-placement supervision.


For purposes of adoption placement, the period of post-placement supervision also may begin even before your child physically is placed with you or before you actually return to your home and/or your home state. Normally, this is when your child’s medical needs require that your child remain hospitalized, as with a child who is born medically complex or premature.