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Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on adoption.

Now - I know patience is a virtue - but..

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topcat2014 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:27:39

A couple of weeks ago I plucked up the courage to fill in the online form for my LA, and got an acknowledgement back - ie automatically from the website.

Should I have expected to hear anything back from a real person yet - or does even this early stage take weeks?


UnderTheNameOfSanders Sun 12-Jun-16 20:47:02

Lots of reasons why a proper answer might have been delayed
- It has been half term, so SWs with their own children may have had the week off.
- SW teams are over stretched
- They may collect enquiries up in batches, review them every month deciding who to visit and who not to (especially if you had to put a lot of info on your initial enquiry)
- They may do nothing until 3 weeks before their next information session, and then invite you along
- They may just be disorganised
- they could be testing who has the tenacity to hang in their over a long process (joke. - I think)

If they didn't indicate anything on their website, I'd give it another couple of weeks and then phone them.

matimeo Mon 13-Jun-16 00:34:33

Local authorities can be very poor with adopters. I have spoken to countless people who had bad experiences, and only a few with good ones.

We went through Caritas Care, who were superb, both our daughter's LA social workers were pretty rubbish. I would suggest contacting a couple of voluntary agencies as well. Even if you eventually go with the LA it will be useful to speak to the other options.

topcat2014 Mon 13-Jun-16 07:26:36

Thanks for the suggestions both,

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