Can I start the adoption assessment if I am engaged in fertility treatments / interventions or pursuing the option of surrogacy?

Adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family, however it is different than parenting a child born to you. Families need to take time to grieve any fertility losses and ensure that they are ready to pursue a different family experience.  Given their own experiences of loss, adopted children need the full attention of their parent(s) as they adjust to their adoptive home.  For these reasons, we expect that applicants will not be actively pursuing fertility interventions, surrogacy or a biological pregnancy while in the adoption process.