You’ve decided to adopt and have chosen one of the five types of adoption routes to follow. The next step is to understand the adoption process. It varies whether it’s a public, private or international adoption, so making sure each criteria is met is important to becoming an adoptive parent.
Keep in mind that the full adoption process will take time as as the child's needs must be met when being matched to the right family. In some cases, this process can take at least a year, or a few years to complete.
Learn more about the next steps to take: