Adoption Timeline

I'm attempting to adopt through Alberta's foster care. This is a at-a-glance record of my journey. View the Adoption tag to see individual posts.

(You can find more about adopting in Alberta here.)


  • Sept 6/16
    • Sent an email asking for The First Step.
  • Oct 6/16
    • Received an info packet in the mail. 
  • Nov 9/16
  • July 25/17
    • Met with a case worker, handed in some paperwork, got some more
  • Aug 25/17
    • Finished my paperwork and emailed it in.
    • Hoping to get in the Sept training classes (they're offered twice a year)
  • Sept 8/17
    • Original paperwork sent in.
    • No date set for classes.
    • Personal references got their paperwork.
  • Dec 2017
  • Jan 22/18
    • Pre-home study check in
  • Feb 4/18
    • First homestudy (most likely to have 3 visits)
  • Feb 10/18
    • Second homestudy
  • Feb 24/18
    • Third (& hopefully final) homestudy
  • March 26/18
    • Homestudy written and sent to peer / co-worker for review before going to my case worker.
  • April 24/18
    • A copy of the the homestudy was sent to me. I've not been approved.
    • Need to make an appointment to correct some errors.