Starting at 3 years after your date of arrival in the U.S. and again at the specified due dates, you are responsible for completing an Annual Report on behalf of your child. Each report requires 8 photos and information that assures overseas officials that your child is in a caring and nurturing home. See below guidance for types of photos to submit and not to submit.
To fulfill annual report requirements on the form below, include all information about your child’s development. Provide complete answers that can be formatted into a letter, with at least the minimum number of words required for each section.
8 photos must be submitted with the form (maximum size of 8 MB each) with a caption for each describing who, where and when details, such as Anna and Grandma playing checkers in our living room.
Click the Save button at bottom of form to avoid the possibility of losing any work. This creates a unique link you can return to when you’re ready to complete the form. Contact [email protected] if you need assistance.
Annual Self Report Due Dates
Photo Tips & Guidelines Prior to Submitting Form
Eight photos are required for each post placement report. Select photos that are large enough and clear enough to see your child’s face. Remember, these photos are going to a foreign government with different cultural norms. We ask that you take this into serious consideration when selecting photos.
✔︎ Photos to Submit
A variety of photos with family and/or friends, not just photos of your child alone
Include both parents; if not within the same photo, then one on one with the adoptee
Choose photos that highlight your child enjoying routine family activities and/or special events (going to school, eating breakfast, going to the aquarium, family vacation, etc.)
Expressions of contentment on your child’s face
Seasonal photos showing appropriate clothing, such as warm clothing if the environment looks cold
X Photos Not to Submit
Anything that obscures your child’s face, such as costumes with masks, heavy face paint, messy food faces or sunglasses
No digital effects, such as sepia tone or other types of photo filters
No baggy or ill-fitting clothing, including bathing suits or swim shorts
No bath photos, shirtless or bare bodies
No presence of weapons, toy weapons or hunting photos
Avoid blurry or low-resolution photos, file sizes larger than 8 MB, or any file type other than JPG
Annual Self Report
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