ICA 3: Service Planning and Monitoring
Prospective adoptive parents
participate in the development and ongoing review of a service plan
that is the basis for delivery of appropriate services and support.
Note: The service plan is sometimes referred to as the adoption plan, the life plan, or the contract
NA The organization only provides homestudy and post placement services.
The adoption worker and prospective adoptive parents develop a service plan that includes:
- a description of the family’s initial preference for the child’s characteristics;
- timeframes for completing the adoption;
- services and supports to be provided, and by whom;
- acknowledgement that prospective adoptive parents understand the risks associated with intercountry adoption services; and
- prospective adoptive parents’ signatures.
The worker and a supervisor, or service, or peer team, review the case
quarterly to assess progress toward completing the adoption and continuing appropriateness
of the service goals
Experienced workers may conduct reviews of their own cases. In such cases, the worker's supervisor reviews a sample
of the worker's evaluations
as per the requirements of the standard.
Prospective adoptive parents receive regular updates on the status of their case, and the adoption worker and the prospective adoptive parents regularly review progress toward completing the adoption.
Updates should be provided at least quarterly, and when events occur that may delay the adoption process. Prospective adoptive parents should sign revisions to service goals and plans.