I have developed a Beyond IVF mentoring programme together with Cecile Trijssenaar who is an International Adoption expert.
Beyond IVF mentoring programme
The programme provides support to those who are ‘stuck’ and really don’t know what direction to take. Details are here:
Adoption is universal,
even in the Animal Kingdom…
Did you know that people spend on average two years just thinking about International Adoption? Are you paralysed by fear?
When I think about it and the sorts of fears/concerns people have I realize that the thoughts are quite irrational and bear no relation to the reality. Sometimes you just need to take the plunge and see where this journey in your life takes you.
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What is stopping you?
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Each year only about 350 children from all over the world are adopted into the UK, this is the lowest rate in Europe.
Why is it the lowest rate in Europe?
I will look at the stats fir the US in the next post.
You are not alone when adopting internationally, here are some statistics:
Over the last decade, U.S. families have adopted on average approximately 20,000 children from foreign nations each year.
How important is International Adoption to you?
The stats for the UK are mentioned in the previous post
The homestudy is a process that provides a picture of the potential and adoptive parents.
- Your Social Worker will complete the homestudy
- It can take several weeks to several months to complete
- You will need letters from your current employers and possibly some previous employers
- You will need a health assessment
- Letters of reference
- Financial statements
- A series of visits to your home by your Social Worker
The documentation requirements vary according to where you live and to which country you want to adopt from. When the homestudy is complete, your Social Worker will prepare a report about you and your family.
Many people get caught up in thinking the Social Worker is coming to see how clean and tidy your home is. This is not the case, they need to get to know you.
Don’t agonise over your house, remember it is a home…….
What advice would you give to somebody starting out on their Home Study?