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When expectant parents want to discuss adoption
We need to be impartial, provide information and explore options with expectant parents so they can make an informed decision that meets the needs of te tamaiti.
Other options for expectant parents considering adoption
We support expectant parents to make a fully informed decision about adoption by exploring other options and encouraging expectant parents to consider the long-term needs of te tamaiti.
Involving fathers when considering adoption
Te tamaiti benefits from the involvement of their father and their whānau or family when exploring care options and any adoption plan.
Involving whānau or family in the adoption decision
We should make every effort to involve the expectant parents’ whānau or family when adoption is being considered.
What is open adoption
We help expectant parents and adoptive applicants understand how open adoption works and the decisions they need to make.
Making a birth whānau or family history
When expectant parents decide to place their tamaiti for adoption, we should help them and their whānau or family prepare a birth whānau or family history.
Selecting an adoptive whānau or family from profiles
Once expectant parents have settled on a plan to place te tamaiti for adoption, we explore their preferences and criteria for an adoptive whānau or family and provide profiles for them to consider, which meet their criteria.
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