Adoption

Adoption is one option that women can consider when they are pregnant. Adoption means that you legally give the care of your child to another person.

Adoption is legal and permanent. If you choose adoption it is not legally possible for you to make a final decision until after the baby is born.

In Tasmania the Department of Health and Human Services deals with adoption and can support you during your pregnancy. Access information on what is involved and how the process works on their website.

If you decide adoption is the right choice for you, you will still need to look after yourself during the pregnancy and consider such issues as ante natal care (getting regular health care and pregnancy checkups during the pregnancy).

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