By Yoni Ejo, Founder of Diversity Adopt
The process of planning and undertaking adoption matches can be very stressful and emotional. Wondering if it will go well and whether you have asked the right questions. This guide should give you some ideas of what to expect and questions to ask.
Many authorities offer adoption activity days. These are social events which allow approved adopters and children awaiting adoption to meet in a casual event including play, arts, crafts and games. Some are occurring on line and arrangements are made to hold actual events maintaining safety. Guests will receive further information about the special, preventative measures that will be in place to protect public health. (For more information www.coramadoption.co.uk).
Once you are approved as adopters you will hopefully be matched to a child. The child’s social worker is likely to have had a range of families to consider and chosen you. They will have balanced a range of circumstances such as where you live, your skills, your family make up, the support you have around you and your ethnicity, gender and other background.
The match will be considered and recommended by adoption panel, of the placing authority, where the child was born/brought into care. The recommendation is presented to the Agency Decision Maker, usually a senior manager within the authority, who will make the final decision.
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