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Informing adoptive applicants of proposed placement meeting and making a contact agreement

Updated: 01 July 2017

What's Important To Us

In all of our interactions with families when facilitating an adoptive placement, it is the child’s life-long feeling of belonging that is at the centre of our attention. Where birthparents and adoptive parents share some common ground and mutual understanding, this is likely to promote the development of relationships between them and build a foundation of trust for future contact, an enduring kinship network and ultimately the child’s comfort and confidence in knowing who he or she is.