Who decides if you should be adopted?

Getting adopted is a very important step. Regular meetings – called reviews – will take place and during these reviews plans for your future are discussed.

Any decisions made about you will always take into account what you think and how you feel. When everyone agrees that adoption would be the right decision for you, your social worker will write a report about you which will be read by an Adoption Panel to make sure they find the best family. The time from your review to the panel making a decision should not be longer than 2 months.

An Adoption Panel is made up of a group of 10 adults who help decide if adoption would be right for you. These people will ask your social workers all about you and what is important to you. They will then make their decision.