Questions asked in initial visit
Hello, new to the forum.
My wife and I have been married 18 months, together for almost 6 years. We've thought about adoption on and off over the years, but seriously for about 4 months. We're a same sex couple and have no plans to try to have birth children.
We attended an informal Info event last week and filled in a form to register our interest and have a home visit. We had a voicemail this afternoon from SS asking to get a date in the diary for early in the new year.
It seems to be happening quite quickly. I am worrying about the visit and how much we are expected to know about adoption in advance, or whether the purpose is to give us more information.
For example, I have some health issues, and we also have a cat, so I know the visit is discuss these sorts of things.
But, for example, are we expected to be able answer very specific questions on the potential issues the child could have - attachment, FASD, ADHD etc... Is it enough to be broadly aware of these issues or do we need to be conversant? I'm doing as much research as I can but tbh finding it a bit overwhelming as it's all so new to me. I feel like I've got a fortnight to prepare for an exam I've never had any classes on!
I suppose I'm asking for a bit of guidance on what we need to know vs what we will be informed about.
What sorts of questions will we be asked? We just want to be as prepared as we need to be. We do want to adopt, we want us to be a family and give a child a home as we have a lot of love to give and don't want to mess things up before we can start.
Thank you for your help.