We’ve heard that the process takes ages. How long is it? The adoption process is in 2 stages. Stage One takes 8 weeks from the point when you register your interest with us. During the 8 weeks, we take up references and provide you with some training; and you have your medicals. At the end of the 8 weeks - provided that all the checks and the medical reports have been returned to us - we let you know if you can progress to Stage Two.You have up to 6 months to decide if you want to progress to assessment, and if you do we have 4 months to complete your assessment and decide whether or not you are suitable to be approved.