Quoting Casey :]:" I haven't heard of the term pooling (doesn't mean it doesn't exist, I'm just not familiar with it)"
This is where I saw it.
The wait with a private child adoption agency placement can depend on whether the agency uses a fixed waiting list or a pooling program
. An agency using a fixed waiting list may be able to give you a good idea of the wait while a pooling program
, which allows the birth parents to select a family from a pool of families, can only give you an estimate based on averages. In general, waiting periods for a fixed list and a pooling program
can vary from about 4-6 months up to several years.
I am not sure.