So far, there isn’t much to report on the adoption front. We have four homestudy agencies in our province, and so far, three out of four of them have said no to updating our homestudy. I’m working on the third (again) and the fourth.
It’s proving extremely difficult to adopt any child over 7 years old. One agency has a “no kids over 6” policy. Another is fine with older child adoption, but has a “no out of birth order” policy. (The third says they don’t have the capacity.)
As someone that runs a nonprofit, I understand risk management. I get that if you’ve been burned a few times, you put a policy in place to avoid the risk. I don’t blame the agencies at all. They are all great agencies…
BUT it seems a crying shame that no one wants to look at our particular case, or the particular kids we are interested in… We’ve been caught between policies, and two kids may or may not get adopted because of it.
Is it truly impossible to adopt a child over 6 years of age, out of birth order, into BC right now?
Guess well wait and see what agency #4 says….