I’m currently having fertility treatment (IVF). Does this matter?

Posted on: 23 June 2013

Adoption is emotionally tough and requires total commitment and we need you to have come to terms with any infertility issues you may have experienced before embarking on the adoption process.

In our experience, most couples need a good 12 months after their last fertility treatment to come to terms with their loss, and finally draw a line on having birth children. If this time isn’t allowed, the assessment process or worse, having a child placed, can trigger intense emotional responses around unresolved grief.

You might wish to consider counselling before you begin the adoption process. After the assessment has been completed and we are actively considering a child for you, we will ask you to use contraception, if appropriate.