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Care for the new-born child pending adoption

Updated: 01 July 2013

What's Important To Us

Recognising that the new-born child experiencing separation is sensitive, cognitive, and affected by the birth experience, we want to ensure the environment is as reassuring and conducive to a good transition as all those involved with the child can make it. To that end we will encourage the birthmother to stay in hospital as long as possible and then arranging for the child to be cared for within the family/whānau if available. We will facilitate the birthfather's involvement also and try to ensure that the birthparents are emotionally supported. To allow this time for the child to recover from birth in a familiar sensory environment we will aim to postpone applicant involvement during the first week.