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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/creating-families-through-adoption/key-information/options-for-birthparents-considering-adoption/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Options for birthparents considering adoption

Updated: 01 July 2013

What's Important To Us

Birthparents who are thinking about relinquishing the care of their child will only be able to make a fully informed decision about adoption when they have had the opportunity to consider the alternatives. Such an important decision needs to be explored over time with a social worker who respects the open expression of thoughts and feelings. The social worker will not urge any particular choice but help to consider the short and long term effects each option may have on all parties, particularly the child.