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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.
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.
Te tamaiti benefits from the involvement of their father and their family/whānau when exploring care options and any adoption plan.
We should make every effort to involve the expectant parents’ family/whānau when adoption is being considered.
We help expectant parents and adoptive applicants understand how open adoption works and the decisions they need to make.
When expectant parents decide to place their tamaiti for adoption, we should help them and their family/whanau prepare a birth family/whānau history.
Once expectant parents have settled on a plan to place te tamaiti for adoption, we explore their preferences and criteria for an adoptive family/whānau and provide profiles for them to consider, which meet their criteria.
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