What does it mean to place a child for adoption?

3. Give your social and medical history

When you place your child for adoption, you have to fill out a form with your social and medical history. It is important for your child and the adoptive family to have this information. It may help your child with future illnesses and medical treatments.

Other information

Adopted children often want to know more about their birth parents and why they placed them for adoption.

You can decide what information you want to share with your child about your decision to place them for adoption. And if you don’t want to share some information, you can also choose to explain why you don’t want to.

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