The vast majority of adopters who start the process with us, go on to adopt. If an individual does not go on to adopt, there is a specific reason for this, which would be explained to the applicant. An example of this could be a criminal offence relating to a child. On some occasions we ask applicants to come back to us in the future, for example when they have reduced significant debts. In Stage two of the adoption process, if you disagree with decisions made by the agency, you have the right to appeal against this decision either to Caritas Care or approach the Independent Review Mechanism, a body who will examine your case independently and then make a recommendation to the agency.