Most agencies will not permit you to start the adoption process whilst undergoing fertility treatment. Adopting a child needs to be your priority, and that will require you to have accepted that having a birth child is no longer an option.

It is therefore important that you complete any fertility treatments before starting your adoption journey. 

Once treatment has ended, we recommend that you take some time to come to terms with the fact that it has not resulted in a birth child. Some people can be ready to adopt within a few months; for others, grieving this process and being ready to consider adoption will take longer. Many people who come to adoption due to infertility have accessed counselling following fertility treatments, which your agency would view positively.

We would encourage you to discuss this with your adoption agency, who will advise you on depending on your personal circumstances.