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Longest and shortest times from the first panel to bringing little one home?

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Italiangreyhound Sun 09-Jun-13 19:27:16

Please can you advise me of the longest and shortest times from the first panel to bringing little one home?

Just trying to prepare myself!

This is, of course, assuming one is approved at panel........


Thanks thanks

Maiyakat Fri 14-Jun-13 10:26:31

I think the time waiting depends on 2 things:

1 - does your LA have any children waiting who would be a good match

2 - if they don't, are they prepared to actively pursue links for children from another area

I was very fortunate in that my SW actively looked for a child from outside the LA, and was happy for me to do so through BMP/CWW. However I've heard about a lot of people whose SW has not been happy to do this as they were stalling waiting for an in-house match. It might be worth asking your SW what their policy is and what they will do if they can't find a local match after 3 months.

Italiangreyhound Wed 26-Jun-13 01:10:43

Thanks again so much, one and all.

I was pretty nervous it would all happen really fast and now I am nervous it will all take ages!

I guess it will take as long as it takes.

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