Sending gifts and care packages in the period between allocation and travel

The allocation of a child for adoption is an exciting time. The Australian, State and Territory Central Authorities understand that you may like to send your child a gift to welcome them into your family, or may wish to assist with your child’s care until you take custody of them. In addition, some of Australia’s partner agencies expect families to send items to their child once the allocation has been accepted. When well considered, sending particular items can assist a child to understand the concept of adoption and help the child to become familiar with their adoptive family. This is particularly important in programs where the waiting period between allocation and travel may be several months or more.

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