We always strive to develop positive working relationships with our adopters, and we hope you remain in contact with the agency post adoption. Your relationship with your social worker, does not however, have any bearing on the outcome of your assessment; you are being assessed against a standard criteria which is evidence based. Your case is also taken to our Adoption Panel following your assessment, in which a variety of individuals experienced in adoption, fully familiarise themselves with the case before making their own recommendation.
The final decision is made by our Agency Decision Maker who takes into account the recommendation of the Adoption Panel. We pride ourselves on our relationship with our adopters and the ongoing support we provide. Many stay in contact with us for several years after the adoption, although this is no pressure or obligation to do so.