The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

Episode 126 - Adoption Matching

October 2, 2021

In this episode we unpick all things matching as well as cover a few current issues. 

Matching can be one of the most stressful experiences for prospective adopters. With social workers stepping back after the busyness of stage 1 and 2, adopters are often frustrated by the process of matching and downhearted by the lack of progress through the RAA and Linkmaker. How do you get support or complain if there’s a problem? Knowing the number of children waiting for adoption is decreasing and the recruitment of adopters continues meaning there’s more adopters waiting than ever is hard. 

We look at all of this and more. 

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