# FOI Request - Waiting Period For Adopters

## Request 101003017632

Information regarding the average waiting time (number of days/weeks/months) for adopters.

(1) The total number of children adopted in each of the last 5 years.

(2) The total number of children in foster care in each of the last 5 years.

(3) The total number of children under the age of 10 adopted in each of the last 5 years.

(4) The total number of children under the age of 10 in care in each of the last 5 years.

(5) The average length of time from parentsâ€™ application to a completed adoption in each of the last 5 years.

(6) The average length of time from parentsâ€™ application to a completed adoption for children under the age of 10 in each of the last 5 years.

## Response 30-03-2022

(1) The total number of children adopted in each of the last 5 years.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

5 6 8 6 6

(2) The total number of children in foster care in each of the last 5 years.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

120 127 118 109 89

(3) The total number of children under the age of 10 adopted in each of the last 5 years.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

5 6 7 6 6

(4) The total number of children under the age of 10 in care in each of the last 5 years.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

38 80 84 99 90

(5) The average length of time from parents' application to a completed adoption in each of the last 5 years.

Unable to answer this question as some of the adopters are from other agencies. What I have done is the average length of time from approval to be adopters to adoption granted

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

1 year 2 yrs 1mth 1yr 3mth 1yr 1mth 2yrs 8mths

(6) The average length of time from parents' application to a completed adoption for children under the age of 10 in each of the last 5 years.

Unable to answer this question as some of the adopters are from other agencies. What I have done is the average length of time from approval to be adopters to adoption granted

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

1 year 2 yrs 1mth 1yr 4mth 1yr 1mth 2yrs 8mths