The adoption process has changed since I was driven up to my parent's house and handed over. One of my friends, a sql geek, is currently going through the process. After months of social services visits and checking that he washed behind his ears they've been matched, with a delivery date in January 2005. The run up to it is very different, the child is in foster care and they must go over for introductions and then over a week or 2 spend time each day getting him up, changing him, putting to bed until eventually we'd bring him home. Hell it's just like Microsoft alpha builds, they're dogfooding the baby.
(yes I just wanted to share the phrase "dogfooding the baby")