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  • Adoption can give a secure family life to children who, for various reasons, can’t live with their birth family.
  • Today, 'open' adoption means that the birth parent or parents are encouraged to have contact with the child, as well as the opportunity to exchange information.
  • The number of children placed for adoption each year is small.
  • The most important consideration in any adoption is the best interests of the child.

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Reviewed on: 24-05-2023