This isn’t true! It essential that you and your child(ren) are the 'right fit' for one another. Once you are approved, your agency will work with you to identify children who may be a good fit. Your assessing social worker will send your profile to local authorities and regional adoption agencies; likewise, other agencies will start sending children's profiles to your social worker. You will probably look at a lot of children's profiles and it may feel a bit overwhelming - there are thousands of children waiting for an adoptive family, and you do not need to say 'yes' to the first child(ren) you see. Your agency will support you throughout the linking and matching process to ensure that you and your child(ren) are right for one another, and you will always have the final say.