So you’ve had your initial home visit, you feel comfortable with WBAS as your adoptive agency and you’ve completed your Registration of Interest Form – we’ve officially and formally started the adoption process!

    This part of the process usually takes around 2 months, we will introduce your assigned social worker and formulate your ‘Stage 1 Plan’.  We will also begin to obtain references and undertake necessary checks.

    It’s during Stage 1 that you will be asked to start your preparation work which includes your own research and reading, attending our 3 day ‘Preparing to Adopt’ training and maintaining your own information workbook. 

    The connections you make with fellow adopters at this stage can be really helpful going further forward into the process, sharing experiences and support as you progress.

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  • If all requirements are met we can then invite you to Stage 2.  You can choose also to take a break at this stage of the process, we may recommend this (no longer than 6 months) as a way of resolving any housing, employment or other issues that may arise.

    Download an information pack for more on this stage of the process.

    adoption information pack

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  • Leaving Monster Island - Better Parenting, Happier Life!
  • The Repair of Intergenerational Trauma - James' Story Beacon House
  • The Repair of Early Trauma, a Bottom-Up Approach - Beacon House
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  • What the **** Was That About? - Helen Oakwater
  • The Child Who Mistrusts Good Care - Dan Hughes
  • Childhood Trauma and the Brain
  • Hand Model of Brain - Dan Siegel
  • Nurturing Families & Building Resilience Through Theraplay - Dr Amelia Taylor
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