Establishing an Institute of Open Adoption

Issues Paper

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July 2015

The primary concern for AIFS with regard to the varying ways in which families can be formed in today’s society, is for any policy change or practice enhancements to reflect what is truly in the best interests of the child. Notwithstanding that, these children will one day grow into adults, and will have the right to question the decisions that were made for them “in their best interests”. It is therefore of paramount importance that the proposed Institute of Open Adoption is forward-thinking in its focus, and that can only be achieved by examining the past.