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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlighted that there were 264 adoptions in the 2020-2021 financial year. For further information visit:


Adoption is quite a different prospect from what it was years ago, with many people now choosing an open arrangement whereby they are able to keep in touch with adoptive parents, have access to information about their child and in some cases even see their child after adoption.

It is important that you fully understand your rights with regard to adoption.  If you remain undecided about whether to raise your child yourself or relinquish your child for adoption, you have plenty of time to decide.

The final decision to place your child up for adoption is not made until after birth.

In the meantime, you can seek support within any of the listed agencies or at your local pregnancy support service to work through all your thoughts and feelings.

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