Research suggests that adequate preparation and having realistic expectations of an adoption are identified as significant family factors influencing the success of adoptions. Research also suggests that families who utilise particular parenting strategies and attitudes, report better outcomes with children. The type and degree of support received by the adoptive family in the form of pre and post placement services and broader community and family support are also key predictors of success.
This APP seeks to make applicants for intercountry adoption aware of the support that is available to them and pointing them to key information to assist them in their preparation in a condensed, usable format.
Some of the key areas of details provided in the APP are how to access support networks, join forums, watch videos by specialists in the field, follow our blog. There is also information on which books would be good to read and they have the ability to request to borrow the book from our library. There is information on new and significant developments in the field.
We have built in certain functionality into the APP so that users can elect to view information on a larger screen by simply actioning a "send" function on the relevant page. Actioning the "send" function will email a copy of the page or link to their nominated email address.