This guest post is by “P and R,” waiting adoptive parents in Alberta.
With the recent news about the regulations regarding online adoption profiles changing in Alberta, I thought I’d give you a perspective on what a typical wait is like for prospective parents in that province.
I’m writing this for couples, singles, and parents-to-be in general—those who are beginning their adoption journey, those who are en route, and hopefully those who will soon become a family.
Alberta’s adoption laws are outdated. In Alberta and a few other provinces, hopeful parent cannot advertise their desire to adopt a baby online or anywhere.
You must go through an accredited agency, often with long waiting lists.
From what I understand this had lead to some birthparents choosing families from other provinces, because the profiles are readily viewable online.