We would love to support you throughout your adoption process. We offer psychological evaluations for both domestic and international adoptions. Dr. Kraska conducts psychological interviews and personality testing required by many adoption agencies, to ensure parents are fully-equipped to welcome a child into their family. We have experience assisting with adoptions from Columbia, Honduras, India, China, as well as a number of domestic locations.
Prior to your first appointment, an evaluation questionnaire must be completed regarding your background information (family of origin, education, personal history), relationship status (strengths and weaknesses of each individual, communication styles, how you handle stress), personality type (Myers Briggs and/or The Enneagram), motivation to adopt, and a description of others in your family (current children and/or others living in your home). All assessments are administered by our testing technician and interviews are conducted by Dr. Kraska. Depending on which assessments are needed for your adoption agency, appointments last approximately 2 hours. Both adoptive parents are required to be present at the appointment as Dr. Kraska will conduct a separate interview for each parent. While waiting, the other parent will complete the necessary assessments. After testing and interviews are complete, an evaluation letter will be sent to the adoption agency summarizing your information, assessment results, and notes from the clinician’s interview.
We offer the following personality assessments:
- MMPI-3 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Third Edition)
- MIPS-R (Millon Index of Personality Styles, Revised Edition)
- 16PF (Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire)