The adoption process

The approval process for prospective adopters has two stages; the first stage enables you to learn about adoption and the second is made up of a more intensive assessment and preparation.

Find out more about each stage:

The expectation is that both approval stages will be completed within 6 months, with 'stage 1' taking 2 months and 'stage 2' taking 4 months. There is also a fast track process for some previous adopters and approved foster carers.

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