How long will I wait for a child or children to be placed?

Every adopter and child is unique so this isn’t a question we like to answer without explanation. We have to ensure that the ‘match’ between an adopter and any child is right for everyone concerned and that sometimes takes time. Also, sometimes life gets in the way! Circumstances change, work, children, extended family and that’s fine, but this all affects timescales and the child is the most important aspect in all our work, it has to be right for them now and in the future so we will never be pressurised by timescales. We have looked at our ‘waiting’ times for our families for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023:

  • 73% of our adopters were matched with children under 6 months of approval

  • The average time from approval to matching with a child or children for ALL families was 5 months