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The ‘etiquette’ of arranging an initial home visit...

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Just wondered what the ‘norm’ is for doing this...we’ve been to a few open evenings and there are three possibly RAAs we can approach. I wondered if at this stage we have to commit to approaching them one at a time or whether we can arrange a visit from all three just to get a bit of a ‘feel’ for how things are once we’re in our own home. Don’t know whether I’m over thinking this or what people would usually do!


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I'm a long way down the road, but I am pretty sure you can look at multiple agencies up until the point you put in a formal written application to adopt - after which you will do things like preparation courses and the formal home study.


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U can look and contact as many agency's as u like but can only do one registration of interest

Not sure if they would come see u in your home.

After I did interest registration s/worker then came to see me at

home but u can ask they I got one more to see before I make up my mind but looking like non LA at moment good luck look what each can offer ask lots lots questions and go with what fells right for u


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You can enquire with as many as you like but when you come to do the formal application it's one only.

Most will probably want to chat to you either at the office or at home.


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Thank you for your advice...I think what confused me a bit is each having a different system...so one has the ROI forms in the pack you get at the open evening, another arranges a home visit to see if you’re eligible and the other seems to vary depending on which area of the RAA you’re going through. I ended up asking one outright as I was phoning today about an info evening...from the stumped response I imagine it’s not the done thing to arrange to see several but I expect people do do that without mentioning it...I guess it’s like applying for multiple jobs, you don’t necessarily say that you’re looking elsewhere when you’re offered an interview!


Thanks for your replies, it seems that I need to keep my mouth shut about looking at other agencies and nothing is formalised until the ROI is submitted. It’s been really helpful to get a unanimous response too! Far less confusing! Smile


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When I first started last year had that LA said do home visits first and VA had eveing and form in pack found my LA not that good dolots looking around Local LA's and ones just outside your area not your LA look at VA in your area as well see what support they offer u there feedback events training etc and if they have support lines etc

Let me know how u get. On with it all when u going to be applying?


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