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Denise Phua on Adoption of Children Bill

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How do proposals in the Adoption of Children Bill address the main concerns of adoptive parents - namely, the long and complex administrative process and the availability of information so they can make better-informed decisions? MP Denise Phua asked this in Parliament on Monday (May 9). She said adoptive parents she had spoken to had told her it was “the luck of the draw” to land the right lawyer, social worker and adoption agency. Ms Phua wanted to know how adoption agencies will be evaluated, and the better ones recognised and engaged. She also suggested that service fee guidelines be set. Last but not least, with the stated priority of the Bill being the welfare of the child, she asked how the voice of the child can be better sought and heard in the adoption process.

How do proposals in the Adoption of Children Bill address the main concerns of adoptive parents - namely, the long and complex administrative process and the availability of information so they can make better-informed decisions? MP Denise Phua asked this in Parliament on Monday (May 9). She said adoptive parents she had spoken to had told her it was “the luck of the draw” to land the right lawyer, social worker and adoption agency. Ms Phua wanted to know how adoption agencies will be evaluated, and the better ones recognised and engaged. She also suggested that service fee guidelines be set. Last but not least, with the stated priority of the Bill being the welfare of the child, she asked how the voice of the child can be better sought and heard in the adoption process.

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