Generally, people find it very daunting to visit a psychologist in order to have a psychological evaluation. This fear increases when the couple is planning to adopt a child especially after more than a few unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of their own. They might be going through severe frustration and dilemma plus are not ready to take any chance that would not allow them to have a child. However, having pre-adoption psychological evaluation is very imperative for the healthy upbringing of the child. Furthermore, it helps the potential adoptive parents to give their best in the future. Hence, it is a mandatory step of international adoption process.
For every country, the requirements might differ but the process of pre-adoption psychological testing remains the same. The length of time for pre-adoption psychological evaluation interview is approximately three to four hours. The interview is divided into two main segments. The first hour is dedicated to the one-to-one interview between potential adoptive parents and the psychologist. Typically, we see each parent separately and then together as a couple. The last two hours are reserved for the true or false assessment known as Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 or the MMPI-2.