How do you chose your adoption agency?
So I signed up to this website about 10 minutes ago and in for a penny! I've been thinking about adoption for a couple of years now. And like most people, I thought I'd fall in love, get married, have twins (all those psychics I saw in my 20's said I'd have twins and I'm so tempted to contact them and ask for my money back!) but fate had a different plan for me and I'm starting my journey, on my own to become a Mum. I've had initial meetings with the local authority as well as an independent local charity run adoption agency and I have no idea which agency to go with. How do you know? And how do you decide? Or does it not make any difference at all? I liked both people I met with but both had differing views on adopting as a single parent.
1) Local authority said I could take 6 months off and go back to work as I work for myself & I work from home.
2) Independent agency said I should take a year off as my choice of child to adopt would be limited because I only wanted to take 6 months off and the social worker for the child up for adoption would favour a couple where one parent would be around full time for a year.
So I feel like I've stumbled at the first hurdle. So any advice or help would really be appreciated.
Thank you. x.