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Don Wee on Adoption of Children Bill

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Paid adoption leave of 12 weeks should be extended to mothers of children aged up to seven years old, and not be restricted to mothers of children less than 12 months old. Making the call in Parliament on Monday (May 9), MP Don Wee said increasing adoption leave for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers might also encourage more local couples to consider adopting children in state care, who are typically older. He also suggested that funding be provided to adoptive parent support groups, and sought clarification on post-adoption reviews for local adoptions and adoptions of children from other countries.

Paid adoption leave of 12 weeks should be extended to mothers of children aged up to seven years old, and not be restricted to mothers of children less than 12 months old. Making the call in Parliament on Monday (May 9), MP Don Wee said increasing adoption leave for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers might also encourage more local couples to consider adopting children in state care, who are typically older. He also suggested that funding be provided to adoptive parent support groups, and sought clarification on post-adoption reviews for local adoptions and adoptions of children from other countries.

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