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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/creating-families-through-adoption/resources/informed-decision-making/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Informed decision making

Updated: 01 July 2013

When parents choose not to parent their child themselves, they face a difficult decision in determining their child's future. If they choose adoption, it is essential that they are well-informed to be able to give a valid consent to adoption. The social work role is to provide objective information to enable consideration of all of the factors affecting the decision to be made, and all of the implications.