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Post Placement Reports

Sending an annual Post-Placement Report is the responsibility of every adoptive parent of a child from Cambodia.  Two of the documents required in the dossier (for anyone who adopted after March 2001) were Post Placement Agreements - one for the Dept. of Foreign Affairs and one for MoSalvy. 
The agreement stated:
 "I/We agree to send yearly reports and photographs to the Department of Foreign Affairs (and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation) in the Kingdom of Cambodia, for eighteen (18) years after the date of placement.  I/We welcome the opportunity to verify that our child(ren) are healthy, and are being provided all the best love and care.
.... these documents were both signed and notarized.  The importance of sending these reports can not be over-emphasized. 

At this time there is no standard Post-Placement Report form.  If you would like help putting your report together, click here for a suggested format.  Don't forget to include 6-8 pictures of your child on 1-2 color copied pages (note: Cambodians believe it is unlucky to be photographed in groups of 3... and that the smallest of the three in the photograph will have bad luck.  This is good to keep in mind when choosing pictures to send to Cambodia)

If you adopted through an agency, your report can be sent to Cambodia through them.  If you adopted independently (or have lost touch with your agency), you can send the report directly to:  (Note:  These names/addresses are the most up-to-date, verified in September 2004, after the seating of the new Cambodian government)

His Excellency Hor Namhong
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Royal Government of Cambodia
161, Preah Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

His Excellency Ith Sam Heng
Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation
Royal Government of Cambodia
788 Monivong Boulevard
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

An additional copy of the report should be sent to:

The Royal Cambodian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
4530 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Fax:  (202) 726-8381
email:  [email protected]


Here are a few links that may be helpful when writing your post placement report:

Suggested report format
Growth Charts
English - Metric Conversions
Developmental Milestones (birth to 18 yrs.)
Postal Rates for Mailing to Cambodia