1. Approach your local authority for an assessment of adoption support needs.
  2. Local authority considers if therapeutic support is needed, the type required and if it is eligible for payments from the fund.
  3. The adopter and the local authority look at what is available.
  4. Local authority applies directly to the Adoption Support Fund on behalf of the adopter.
  5. The Adoption Support Fund then provides funding to the local authority in order for them to fund the support agreed, through an external provider.