Psychological Adoption Evaluations
International adoption can be a long and daunting, emotional and expensive journey. And just when you thought you were making progress, now you have to complete a psychological evaluation on top of everything else! At its best, a request for an evaluation can be nerve-racking and intimidating. At its worst, the evaluation poses yet another roadblock between you and your child. But it doesn’t have to be this way! My goal is to make this process as efficient and painless for you as possible.
Why Do You Need a Psychological Evaluation?
Many countries currently require the adoptive parents to complete a psychological evaluation before the adoption is authorized. Thus far, Dr. Reutter has helped dozens of US families adopt from the following countries: China, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Haiti, India, Nicaragua, South Korea and more!
What to Expect
Dr. Reutter specializes in providing thorough, prompt psychological evaluations for international adoptions. This process can vary according to the requirements of different country programs or agency guidelines, but will most likely include some combination of the following components: clinical interview, review of home study, developmental history, consultation with adoption agency, and the administration of at least one psychological assessment.