Generally three home visits are required in a Louisiana adoption. Specifics will vary depending on if your placement was through an agency or an attorney, or if international, the agreement made with that country, generally these are at six and twelve months after arrival home, but these vary by country. The purpose is to help you and the child with adjustment and to provide information to the court for finalization, or to the country of origin for their records. The Louisiana Recognition of A Foreign Adoption information is given in the case of an international adoption. Other issues are discussed such as developmental delays, developmental repetitions, developmental assessment programs, working with your child about adoption issues and so forth.