Once your checks and references are returned to us and you decide that you want to be assessed, we can start Stage Two.

You will work with your social worker to agree a plan of meetings to complete the assessment. We will provide further training to prepare you for adoptive parenting and you will discuss the types of children you would be suited for.

With your help, your social worker will complete a Prospective Adopter’s Report (PAR), which will be presented to the Adoption Panel at the end of Stage Two.  The PAR summarises your assessment, giving details about you, the work you have done with Adoption Focus and the strengths you have as a potential adoptive parent.

Next step: Approval to adopt