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Old Jan 14th, 2016, 21:29 PM   1
Axl2
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Start the adoption process


Hey everyone, so we finally sent in our application to start adoption. I paid for our homestudy and now waiting for the a social worker to be assigned to our file. Once one is assigned to our file we can book a date for our homestudy. Then once that is done we wait for the social worker to do up her report to let us know whether we are approved or not. So the next couple of months will be a lot of waiting and nerves.



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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 01:07 AM   2
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Then once that is done we wait for the social worker to do up her report to let us know whether we are approved or not.
Do you mean she will decide from this whether or not they accept your application? In the UK we get weekly/fortnightly visits and have to complete references, medical checks and prep training. All is done before being approved but after they accept your application.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2016, 17:50 PM   3
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We have done the reference letters, criminal record, and etc. We have to do that all before they even do the homestudy. Now we wait for them to set a date for our homestudy. After they do the homestudy they do up a report that lets us know whether we are approved or not. If we are approved then we go on the waiting list.

They only do one home visit per year in Canada which is about 8 hours. Its the same process here except for the home visits. I just can't wait for this to be over and we have the report saying we are approved. The homestudy is making a little nervous.



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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 13:20 PM   4
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Oh that sounds much quicker! We have to have about 5 4-hour visits plus 4 day training course.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 19:57 PM   5
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Yeah its a lot easier here the seminar is 11 hours long and the homestudy is 8 hours long. Where are in the process?



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Old Jan 27th, 2016, 19:36 PM   6
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Finally booked our homestudy we have one in our home in Feb and the other one in her office in March. And then we wait for her to do up the report I don't expect to find out we are on the waiting list until April or May. So heres to waiting.



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Old Jan 30th, 2016, 09:45 AM   7
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We have only recently started and have done half the training course, medicals, DBS and references. We are expecting to be approved to adopt by june and placed with a child by end of July.



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2016, 14:37 PM   8
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Wow - you're expecting to be placed with a child so quickly! I had thought it takes a while.

Axl - good luck with your home study! We had to complete one to receive our foster license. It was thorough, but not at all intrusive or nerve wracking. More exhausting to talk about yourself for that long! haha. Best of luck to you!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2016, 21:39 PM   9
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Thanks!! I'm excited and nervous. And yeah I think it will be a long day just talk about ourselves.

missk1989, it doesn't take very long to get placed there. It can take anywhere from 1-4 in Alberta to be placed. Once our homestudy is done they have 45 days to write up the report to let us know whether we are approved. Good luck!!



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Old Feb 6th, 2016, 14:40 PM   10
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Yeah in some areas it takes a while but our authority has ALOT of children it their care and generally have a child in mind before you are even approved. They try to have you at panel the month after approval.



 
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