The UK adoption process is constantly changing, and has been turned on its head in the last decade. One question that potential adopters often ask is ‘how long does the adoption process take?’
The truth is it varies, wildly. However, exploring the common factors that affect the adoption process will help would-be adopters understand why it can take so long, and potentially anticipate their own process.
Our own experience of the adoption process was littered with proverbial pot holes, and it took us, from enquiry to placement, about 3 years. This is quite rare today, and I would hope that the adoption process is a little slicker now.