Who decides if I should be adopted?

Getting adopted is a very important step. Regular meetings, called reviews, will take place to discuss plans for your future.

Any decisions will always take into account what you think and how you feel. When everyone agrees that adoption would be right for you, your social worker will write a report. This 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 10 adults. They help decide if adoption would be right for you. They will ask your social workers all about you and what is important to you. They will then make their decision.