@WitandWhimsy Are you trying to adopt a baby or an older child? I know in the US it's almost impossible to adopt a baby via public adoption because it can take a few years for a child to be available for adoption. Is it the same in Canada?
-What route (Foster Care adoption, domestic, international)? Domestic Adoption-Where are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.) - Waiting-How are you feeling about the process right now? - Really frustrated with the wait and the social worker-Any tips for the steps you’ve passed? - Be patient
@britters314 Yes. The agency said it typically will take between 3-4 years. Really hoping sooner. I know a few people who have been placed under a year. Last year they placed 40 babies.
In our report she put that my husband has no interpersonal skills which to me you met him twice. And this is a really tough thing to talk about. Then she told us that we need to read this book about infertility and ivf we never did ivf so not sure why that was suggested to us. Then told us we need to deal with the fact we can't have kids, but we have dealt with it just because we never locked ourselves into a closet and cried doesn't mean we haven't dealt with it. The other thing is when I email her, she takes forever to get back to us. Maybe I'm just frustrated with the process. The other weird thing they have on their site is to buy a car seat but we could be on the waiting list for 8 years and depending on the expiry date the car seat will no longer be any good.
@britters314 Yeah its a little frustrating but a lot of the times they don't show your profile the first year. There is so many couples waiting ahead of us to be placed so they show their profile first. Well it depends on the birth mom and what she looking for in adopting couple. I'm hoping that the wait isn't much longer. I need to get a list of baby items for when we are placed. We are doing the instant placement so we could get call we will have a short time to get things together. I have few things already I'm kind of clueless on some things lol.
@Blackrose I would think you would have to do homestudy. I know in Canada you do.
@mill1020 I know a couple who have adopted 2 kids when they had 4 bio kids. They will look at do you have the space and money for one more child.