Who supervises the adoptive placement and for how long?

After the child is placed in a certified adoptive home, the adopting parents file a petition for the adoption to be granted or finalized. A hearing is set for 60 to 180 days later, depending on the specific situation. During the waiting period, an agency or court-appointed worker makes home visits to assess the adjustment of the parents and child. That person then submits a report to the court that helps the judge decide whether to grant the adoption.