Adoption evaluations are a standard part of the adoption process, particularly in the case of international adoptions. This process is designed to identify possible risk factors for developmental delay or difficulties (e.g., the health and nutritional status of the biological mother, birth history, abuse or neglect, attachment issues). Children from domestic adoptions also may share some of the same risk factors. Understanding the unique needs of adopted children is critical to providing an insightful assessment that will assist not only the child’s needs, but also those of the adoptive parents and family.
CNLD Testing & Therapy provides adoption evaluations for domestic and international adoptions. We also offer post-adoption counseling, blended family counseling, and other family therapy services to ensure a smooth transition for you and your child. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (734) 994-9466.
What Does an Adoption Evaluation Do?
An adoption evaluation provides information regarding the child’s current level of functioning in several skill areas, including:
- Motor Skills
- Cognitive abilities
- Language Processing and Development
- Social Skills
- Emotional Development
Identifying areas of delay in adopted children can help them get access to intervention planning, resources, and support they need for a better quality of life. This aids in the transition process and creates a starting point for better learning and developmental growth over time.
Additional Evaluations in the Future
Future evaluations then can examine and track how the child is making progress, growing developmentally and where further intervention can help. As with all our assessments, we identify areas of strength so that they can be built on to assist with the areas that aren’t as strong. We look at the big picture to help each client maximize his/her potential.