Welcome to Nightlight Christian Adoptions’ information page for international post placement and post adoption reporting. This page is set up for families and post placement/adoption provider agencies to find all the information you need to complete and submit a post placement or post adoption report. It is the adoptive family’s responsibility to ensure all reporting requirements are followed and communicated to their post placement/adoption provider, obtain any required authentication, and submit all required photographs. Please contact the family’s Post Adoption Coordinator or Heather Sloan, Director of the Post Adoption Connection Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Nightlight requires a 1-month contact check-in for every international adoptive family. This is not a full post report, but intended to be a time for the family to connect with the post adoption provider and talk over their initial adjustment home with their child. This should be completed in person, either in the family home, agency office, or neutral location. Below is a PDF template you can use to complete the report and submit to the family’s Post Adoption Coordinator.
Note: Nigeria, Hong Kong, and Jamaica (Adoption License) require a formal, full report instead of an informal check-in. For these countries, please follow the country specific instructions linked on this page for your program and conduct a regular post placement or post adoption report.
Note: Only needed for Nigeria, Taiwan, Malawi, and Haiti (Dossier approved before 10/02/2016).
Instructions for each country are below and are meant as a guide for the family and agency. Please contact the family’s Post Adoption Coordinator with any questions. We have also provided a questionnaire to assist in gathering information for you visit and templates for completing the report.
Post Adoption Questionnaire - This is not required but can be used as a tool for the post adoption report provider in interviewing the family and completing the report.
General template - for all countries except China and Colombia
Colombia - Court finalization before 1/19/2021
Colombia - Court finalization after 1/19/2021
Haiti - Dossier approved before 10/1/2016
Haiti - Dossier approved after 10/1/2016
Iran - Child arrived home before 1/1/2022
Iran - Child arrived home after 1/1/2022
Taiwan - Adopted before April 2018
Taiwan - Adopted after April 2018