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What if I donít fully understand my childís story?

It is vital that you have access to clear and accurate information about every aspect of your childís past. When your child is first placed it is easy to be overwhelmed and accept all the information given without reading it properly. However, please try to understand everything you are given as this is an ideal opportunity to get further information and clarification from the people who have been involved with your child.

If you have early meetings with your childís birth family, write notes of anything they tell you such as why they chose your childís first name. It will be easy to forget things like this later on, but all information will become important when your child wants to learn about their past.

You can contact us for information later on, but it will be much harder to get details because the social workers that were involved may have moved on and your childís file will have been closed.