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What is adoption?

Adopted children are unable to live with their birth families for many reasons and move to live permanently with a new family, taking their surname and assuming the same rights and privileges as if they had been born to them. 

Birth parents no longer have any legal rights over the child and they are not entitled to claim them back, however, children continue to have indirect contact with their birth families through cards and letters so that they grow up understanding their background.

Children who need adoptive families often need a little extra from their new parents. A resourceful and flexible approach to parenting is needed to give an adopted child security and stability.

Our Post Adoption Support Team is on hand to provide excellent support and help to adoptive parents and their children throughout the adoption process and beyond.

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