A few things you need to know about Local Adoption in Australia.
Couples or families who wish to adopt a child and live in the southern region of Melbourne.
How the Adoption Program works:
This program provides relinquishment counselling to parents who may be considering the adoption of their child. People may access counselling at any stage of a pregnancy and from birth onwards. Relinquishment counselling involves discussion of all the options available, from parents caring for the child to adoption.
Children placed by Connections Adoption Program are usually aged from two months to one year. However, the program also places older children with special needs for adoption.
Connections recruits, trains and assesses prospective couples or families from the southern region who wish to adopt a child. Approved applicants are committed to supporting ongoing contact between the child and their family of origin where required. Once approved, the applicants are considered for links with children requiring placement.
Where possible, birth parents are also involved in the selection of caregivers for their child. Following placement of the child with an approved applicant, Connections provides ongoing support and assistance to these adoptive families.