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It is only natural for adopted children to be curious about where they have come from.  However, wanting to meet their birth family doesn't mean ...
adopting a child advice - older couple with baby
Adoption is a way of providing a child or children who cannot be raised by their own parents with a new family. Adoption is a legal procedure which tr...
child being adopted
Losing a child to adoption is one of the most distressing things that can happen to you as a parent or close relative such as a grandparent, brother o...
adoption support
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Adoptive parents often worry about how to tell their child they are adopted. At some point all children will question their parents about where they c...
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Fostering is a way of providing a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents. It is often used to provide temporary care whi...
special guardianship order
A special guardianship order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's 'special guardian'. It is a private law order made under t...
what is a residence order
A residence order is a court order ‘settling the arrangements ... as to the person with whom a child is to live.’ This article is written ...

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