Exploration & planning
The adoption process
The adoption process is there to ensure that this is the right decision for you and the children waiting to be adopted.
It is simpler and quicker than it has been previously and there is a lot more support available.
Normally there are four key stages in the adoption process which are illustrated below, and to be approved as an adopter typically takes around 6 months.
Most prospective adopters find the journey helps them to understand themselves and to become better parents.
COVID-19 has impacted on everything in this country and adoption is no different. The process hasn’t changed but all staff within adoption agencies have had to adapt the way that they deliver services for children and families via the use of digital technology.