Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Post Adoption Reports

We'd like to send this friendly reminder to all IAN families who are safely home with their Ethiopian children:

  Post adoption reports and photographs are a very important part of the adoption process!   

Post adoption reports are filed with the local government offices in Ethiopia, and are available to your child's birth family if they would like to have updates.   They are also monitored by the Ethiopian government to ensure that adopted children are being well cared for.   The Ethiopian government has recently become much stricter in monitoring reports received, as well as wanting them submitted on time.  If post placement reports are not submitted, it could very likely have a negative impact on all future Ethiopian adoptions.

When you arrived home you should have received a letter indicating when your post adoption reports are due, guidelines for what is required and other valuable information.   As a reminder: the first year reports are due at three months, six months, and twelve months home (and one month if you are a Colorado resident).  These first year reports must be completed by a licensed homestudy agency.  After the first year, parents can submit reports on their own.  These reports are due once a year either on the anniversary of the date your child arrived home, or on your child's birthday.

If you need a reminder about when your reports are due, or about the requirements for the annual self-report, please contact your coordinator or IAN's post placement department at postadoption@internationaladoptionnet.org

By honoring your post adoption agreement, you are helping more Ethiopian children the opportunity to have a forever family.  Thank you so much for your cooperation!  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Uganda Referral Acceptance!

IAN is very pleased to announce that our first official referral of two baby girls from Uganda was accepted last week. We at IAN are excited to see the Uganda program moving along so well and wish the family Congratulations!!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another Referral Acceptance!

We have even more great news this week! An adorable baby boy has found his forever family!

The list movement is as follows:

Infant boy: everyone after #7 moves up 1

All other lists remain unchanged.

Congratulations to the happy family!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Referral Acceptance!

We have MORE wonderful news! An adorable 2 1/2 year old boy found his forever home today!

The list movement is as follows:

Toddler boy: everyone below #5 moves up 1

All other lists remain unchanged

Congratulations to the happy family!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Referral Acceptance!!

We have wonderful news to share today! An amazing family has accepted the referral of a baby boy!

The list movement is:

Infant girl: everyone below #11 moves up 1

Infant boy: everyone below #4 moves up 1

Toddler girl: everyone below #5 moves up 1

Toddler boy: everyone below #2 moves up 1

Siblings: everyone below #4 moves up 1

Congratulations to the happy family!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Launch of the Upgraded Website

IAN is very excited to announce the launch of the new website as an effort to improve our service to our families. The layout and format you are used to is very similar, which should provide for an easy transition to the new website and continue to provide easy access to information.