ISSJ Home Study and Assessment Support Information

We can conduct an assessment of families who have connections with foreign countries.

 

Need help with these?

Q.    I would like to know if my child can be raised by relatives in his country of origin. Where should I seek an assistance?

A.    Through the ISS branches, social worker in your country can make an assessment on your relatives and confirm their willingness and ability of child- rearing. You will receive an assessment report in English with a Japanese translation.

* Actual Performance: Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, etc.

 

Q.    What kind of procedure is required for a stateless child who cannot obtain the cooperation of parents to acquire nationality?

A.    We provide the following supports for acquisition of nationality.

Step 1: Confirming the whereabouts of birth mother:

Confirm the whereabouts of birth mother with cooperation of the Foreign Missionaries and related organizations/parties in Japan.

 

Step 2: In case whereabouts of mother is unknown:

Contact relatives in mother’s country of origin.  Check whether there are any documents that can prove the mother-child relationship.  In addition, obtain a report on the result of search from mother’s country of origin thorough the Ministries or ISS network, etc.

 

Step 3: Birth registration at the Foreign Missionaries in Japan:

Visit the Foreign Missionaries in Japan together with a child, along with a child study report that summarizes the whereabouts of mother, history of child’s birth, development, and placement to a child welfare institution.

 

Q.    Can you make an assessment of a child with foreign roots?

A.    At the request of courts or governments of Japan/overseas, we make assessment of children residing in Japan. ISSJ social worker will have interviews with a child, their families, and care workers, and prepare an assessment report either in Japanese or English.

* Actual Performance: USA, Germany, Canada, etc.

 

We also provide services such as counseling and consultation via phone or email in English and Tagalog, and also translation services for those languages.

 

Please contact ISSJ for details.

 

<Cost>

Initial Consultation via phone, e-mail, or at the ISSJ office is free.

 

Home Study and Assessment: 70,000 yen + actual expenses (transportation, authentication etc.)

 

Support for nationality acquisition: 20,000 yen + actual expenses (transportation, expenses for procedures at Foreign Missions in Japan, etc.)