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Post Placement Reports Every New Adopted Parent Needs To Know

Post-placement Reports (PPR) and Post-adoption Reports (PAR)

  • Post-placement Reports, or PPRs, are required only in guardianships from India. These must be completed under U.S. and Republic of India law in order to finalize the adoption of the India-born child.

  • Post-adoption Reports, or PARs, are required by the sending country (for example, China, Russia, Ukraine, etc.) and sometimes required by the adoption placing agency. Often confused with post-placement reports, these are not required under U.S. federal or state law. However, all adoptive parents have agreed to provide these in written documents supplied to their placing agency and to the foreign government.

  • PPRs or PARs are required with every program IFS offers. Each family has committed to and must submit a series of post-placement reports to the country where they adopted. IFS recommends that you contact your social worker or home study agency to inform them of the court date and to schedule the first post-placement visit. The reports are critical for the future of other children who remain in foreign orphanages, without the hope of a family.

  • IFS tracks all PPR and PAR through our Texas office. You should be receiving additional information directly from that office regarding specific due dates and other information. Once the report has been completed, a notarized copy of the report and other required documentation should be sent to International Family Services, 700 S. Friendswood Drive, Suite F, Friendswood, TX 77546. If you have any questions about this, please either contact your IFS program director or Kim Cissell at 281-992-4677 or by email at

Note: This material is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Parents should carefully consider this information as it applies to their unique situation. Links are provided to obtain information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. IFS does not exercise editorial control over the information on these external websites, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of this external information. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by IFS of the linked websites, the views they express, or the information, products and services that they offer.


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