We don't have an agency in Nova Scotia, we go through the province with a public adoption. If we want to do a family or friend private adoption, we go through lawyers. There is an approximate 8 year wait for adoption, but that is no guarantee, because there isn't a "waiting parents list". Instead, they match parents based on qualifications and similarities with the child. Your application says whether you are interested in sibling groups or single children, if you are willing to take on certain physical and mental disabilities, and your family likes and dislikes. We will have to go through a home study and the PRIDE course, an adoptive parent training course offered by the province, before we can finish the forms and complete the adoption process.
I've been looking at several incredible adoption sites, I am going to list a few so you can check them out if considering adoption. I love Adoption.com for the articles and great advice for every stage of adoption! The other two are the ones we have viewed for our local adoption policies and regulations, plus some success and information videos!
www.Adoption.com @Adoption on Twitter!
Adoption Nova Scotia
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