Post-placement supervision visits are required by the State of Utah before you can finalize your child’s adoption. Our caseworkers have supervised hundreds of adoptions and would love to help with yours.

Once you are placed with a child in your home, it generally takes 6 months to finalize the adoption in court, per Utah law. Prior to finalizing, the law requires at least one post-placement supervision report to be completed by a licensed social worker. However, many agencies and attorneys require more than one supervision report to be completed.

Your caseworker will come to your home in order to complete the supervision visits. They will observe your interactions with your child, ensure a safe environment, and ask questions regarding the development of the child as well as your family’s bonding and adjustment. Each supervision visit generally takes between an hour and an hour and a half. Your caseworker will then compile the information into a written report that will be released to your agency or attorney. The supervision reports will also be read by the judge prior to your child’s court finalization.

There are some differences in supervision visits for older children and children adopted internationally. These reports will be more in depth and each visit will take longer. Depending on the country from which you adopt, some international adoptions will have been finalized in your child’s home country, while others will be finalized in the United States. Regardless of where you finalize, each country will likely require supervision reports to be sent back to your child’s home country. Your agency will be able to advise you as to the number and frequency of supervision visits for internationally adopted children.

Utah Post-Placement Supervision Pricing

Post-Placement Adoption Supervision

Supervision visits are required by law before you can finalize your adoption. Domestic $200 Per Visit
International $250 Per Visit

Utah Adoption Specialists can also attend and moderate face-to-face visits between UAS clients and birth parents, and can appear in court at your attorney’s request if we have provided your post-placement supervision. We accept Venmo, cash, checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders.

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