The adoption process varies in different parts of the UK, but the basics are the same: initial checks; training and assessment; matching; moving in. As a rough guide, you can expect it to take at least 6 months to reach the matching stage. It’s good to start your journey by reading and talking to people with experience of adoption. Browse the Adoption UK website and our Forum for lots of helpful information and advice for people living all over the UK:

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