Initial Intake Meeting
When first applying to a public adoption agency, applicants are usually required to attend an intake meeting.
The entire process may take a short period of time or several months, depending on a variety of factors, including worker caseload.
If applicants are still interested in proceeding after this meeting, they are asked to complete a formal application.
Children's Needs Considered First
When considering adoption, remember that the purpose of adoption is to find families for children, not children for families.
There may be a waiting period before a social worker is able to do an applicant's homestudy.
Join An Adoption Support Group
Because the process can be emotionally draining and filled with highs and lows, applicants are advised to join an adoption support group.