Psychological Testing for Adoption
Over the course of an adoption process you may be asked to obtain a psychological evaluation. This is often the case in foreign adoptions if there has been any history of psychological or psychiatric treatment. This step can feel onerous and anxiety producing; however, the process itself is relatively brief and straightforward. The assessment involves filling out an intake questionnaire prior to your meeting.
During the 2-hour appointment, itself, you will be asked further questions about your background, your history with treatment, your adoption and child-rearing history as well as questions about your current psychological functioning. You will then be asked to fill out a few computerized true/false and multiple-choice questionnaires. This information will all be compiled into a report which will be reviewed by your adoption agency. Once it has been approved, we will have a feedback session with you to review the results of the evaluation and any recommendations that were made.