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Vietnam Post Adoption Reports & Documentation

Photo Due Dates & Requirements for Post Adoption Reports

After your child arrives in the U.S., you are responsible for uploading 5 photos that will accompany each report on the specified due dates. Holt will add these photos to the corresponding report completed by your social worker. Sibling groups or multiples require separate reports be submitted for each child.

Due dates are based upon the date of arrival in the United States. If your report photos 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.

Include a caption for all 5 photos on the form below. Provide details describing who, where and when, such as Aunt Mary with Tommy at the zoo on summer vacation. Please fill out the form carefully each time you submit photos on the specified due dates. Accurate information on adoptive parents and child allows us to successfully merge your photos with the report completed by your social worker.

Photo Submission Due Dates

  • 1 month
  • 3 months
  • 6 months

Photo Submission Form

Bi-Annual Self Report

Beginning one year after arrival in the U.S., you are responsible for completing a Bi-Annual Self Report on behalf of your child for three years. Each report requires 5 photos and information that assures overseas officials that your child is in a caring and nurturing home. See above guidance for types of photos to submit and not to submit.

To fulfill 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. 

5 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.

Bi-Annual Self Report Due Dates

  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 36 months

Bi-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. Certificate of Citizenship
    This is required to be sent overseas and should arrive 90 days after arrival home.
  2. Foreign Passport/U.S. Visa
    Provided to you overseas. We need copies of the photo/info page and U.S. visa page.
  3. Overseas documents
    We need copies of all documents your family received overseas, such as the Adoption RegistrationHague CertificateBirth CertificateAbandonment Certificate 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. If you would like to provide these documents at any point, feel free to email them to us.

  1. U.S. Adoption Decree 
    Issued after re-finalization (IH-3 cases)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Social Security Card
    It is optional if you want to provide this document for your permanent file.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions or if your case file has been closed.

Steps for Documentation of U.S. Citizenship

This applies to all families who have completed an adoption (1800A/1800) from Vietnam. Because your child arrived on an IH-3 visa, he/she qualifies for automatic U.S. citizenship. Documentation steps in this process are outlined below.

flowchart showing documentation process for children adopted from Vietnam

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

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

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