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Melvin Yong on Adoption of Children Bill

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What protection will be provided to an adoptive child and adoptive family to prevent birth parents who did not provide consent for adoption from harassing them? MP Melvin Yong asked this question in Parliament on Monday (May 9). He said that particularly in cases where a birth parent had intentionally injured or traumatised their child, it is vital that the child be given a clean break from the cycle of abuse. Mr Yong also asked if legislative measures outlined in the Adoption of Children Bill are sufficient to combat unscrupulous practices of adoption agencies, and called for their fees to be regulated.

What protection will be provided to an adoptive child and adoptive family to prevent birth parents who did not provide consent for adoption from harassing them? MP Melvin Yong asked this question in Parliament on Monday (May 9). He said that particularly in cases where a birth parent had intentionally injured or traumatised their child, it is vital that the child be given a clean break from the cycle of abuse. Mr Yong also asked if legislative measures outlined in the Adoption of Children Bill are sufficient to combat unscrupulous practices of adoption agencies, and called for their fees to be regulated.

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