As part of an application to adopt, many countries require a psychological report, written by registered clinical psychologist, as well as a separate homestudy report written by an authorised social worker.
The purpose of the psychological assessment is to comment on personality, cognitive functioning, ability to cope with the stress of adoption and parenting, ability to form lasting relationships, to be flexible, to cope with change and stress, and psychological health and wellbeing.
Some countries have very specific guidelines, others are more flexible.
Philippines - Read the guidelines for the psychologist's report for adoption in the Philippines here. Specific tests must be carried out for the psychologist's report.
Russia - Read the guidelines for psychologist's report for Russian adoption here.
Thailand - Read the guidelines for psychologist's report for Thai adoption here.
Lithuania - no psychologist's report is required.
India - no psychologist's report is required.
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