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Taiwan Post Adoption Reports & Documentation

Each Taiwan agency has its own due dates and requirements.

Below is an outline of report requirements by our Taiwan partners. Each is subject to additional requests on a case-by-case basis. Due dates are based upon the date of arrival in the United States. If your reports will be delayed, please notify us so we can inform the proper officials. Please contact us for case-specific due dates or questions on the information and photos to provide. We are happy to help guide you.

Cathwel Services Due Dates

  • 1 month
    Family submits 8 photos
  • 3 months
    Family submits Self Report + 20 photos
  • 6 months
    Report completed by your social worker; family submits 20 photos
  • 9 months
    Family submits Self Report + 20 photos
  • 12 months
    Report completed by your social worker; family submits 20 photos
  • Years 2 through 7
    Family submits Annual Self Report + 20 photos

Note: Agency sometimes requests videos on DVD and/or reports to be submitted until your child turns 18.

Good Shepherd Sisters and Garden of Hope Due Dates

  • 1 month
    Family submits 8 photos
  • 6 months
    Report completed by your social worker; family submits 20 photos
  • 12 months
    Report completed by your social worker; family submits 20 photos
  • 18 months
    Family submits Self Report* + 20 photos
  • 24 months
    Family submits Self Report* + 20 photos
  • 30 months
    Family submits Self Report* + 20 photos
  • 36 months
    Family submits Self Report* + 20 photos
  • Years 4 through child turning age 18
    Family submits Annual Self Report + 20 photos

*These reports must be translated.

Child Welfare League Due Dates

  • 1 month
    Family submits 8 photos
  • 3 months
    Family submits Self Report + 20 photos
  • 6 months
    Report completed by your social worker; family submits 20 photos
  • 12 months
    Report completed by your social worker; family submits 20 photos
  • Years 2 through 10
    Family submits Annual Self Report + 20 photos

How to submit photos when no additional report is due

The 1, 6 and 12 months reports will be completed by your social worker.  Please upload 8 photos for your 1 month report, and 20 photos for the 6 and 12 month reports, which we will compile with the report from your social worker. See photo guidelines below. 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

Photo Submission Form

Self Report for Families to Submit

At the specified due dates for your partner agency, your family is responsible for completing a Self Report on behalf of your child. The information you provide assures overseas officials that your child is in a caring and nurturing home. This form requires you to submit 20 photos. 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.

Self Report Form

Annual Self Report

At the specified due dates for your partner agency, your family is responsible for completing an Annual Self Report on behalf of your child. The information you provide assures overseas officials that your child is in a caring and nurturing home. This form requires you to submit 20 photos. 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 Form

Permanent Case File Documents

After your child’s arrival to the U.S., please send copies of documents received overseas to secure in your permanent case file: 

  1. Foreign Passport/U.S. Visa
    Provided to you overseas. We need copies of the photo/info page and U.S. visa page.
  2. Overseas documents
    We need copies of all documents your family received overseas, such as the Birth CertificateHousehold Registration, Written Judgement, Confirmation of Judgement or any other legal documents provided.

Optional Documents for Your Permanent Case File

Our post adoption services department receives thousands of inquiries from adoptive parents and adult adoptees requesting copies of their case file. You are welcome to submit documents for Holt to keep in your child’s case file. Most families find this is a helpful, safe and confidential way to keep a backup record in case of document loss, theft, fire, etc.

  1. Certificate of Citizenship
    This is required to be sent overseas and should arrive 90 days after your arrival home.
  2. U.S. Adoption Decree 
    Issued after re-finalization (IH-3 cases)
  3. New State Birth Certificate
    In most states, this document is only available after your child’s adoption is re-finalized or finalized in your local court.
  4. U.S. Passport
    It is optional if you want us to add this to your file. Apply for a passport if you plan to travel outside the U.S.
  5. Social Security Card
    It is optional if you want to provide this document for your permanent file.

Contact us at [email protected] to find out how to securely upload your documents.
Also let us know of any questions or if your case file has been closed.

Steps for Documentation of U.S. Citizenship

This applies to all couples, solo spouse travelers who completed an adoption (I600A/I600) from Taiwan. Because your child arrived on an IR-3 visa, he/she qualifies for automatic U.S. citizenship. Documentation steps in this process are outlined below. (In the rare event your child arrived on an IR-4 visa, you will need to re-finalize your adoption before receiving your Certificate of Citizenship. Please contact us for assistance.)

flowchart showing documentation process for children adopted from Taiwan

For more information, visit our FAQs on Documentation of U.S. Citizenship

Contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions.

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