Hurrah hurrah hurrah Eeeeek slightly excited!!! We start intros with soon. Just had to share as I could cartwheel around the living room!! It's been a year since we were approved, nearly 2 years since we made "that" phone call. I just need to ask the more experienced, at what point did you have your planning meeting??
I'm a retired social worker/manager in a LA fostering/adoption team. So pleased you are near to getting a child placed. To be honest I don't think anyone can give you a definitive answer to your query because each case is obviously different.
I don't want to knock the edge of your excitement but do remember some of the things that you discussed in the prep groups (if you did....) that the early days/weeks/months of placement can be hard going and you will be tired physically and emotionally especially if this is your first child.
Congratulations. We didn't officially have a proper planning meeting but a meeting with our sw the day before we started intros just going over the paperwork etc. ours was an odd one though as we're doing f2a and the meeting took place an hour after placement order was issued for intros to start the next day.