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Adoption is one option that women can consider when they are pregnant. Adoption means that you legally give the care of your child to another person.

Adoption is legal and permanent. If you choose adoption it is not legally possible for you to make a final decision until after the baby is born.

In Tasmania the Department of Health and Human Services deals with adoption and can support you during your pregnancy. Access information on what is involved and how the process works on their website.

If you decide adoption is the right choice for you, you will still need to look after yourself during the pregnancy and consider such issues as ante natal care (getting regular health care and pregnancy checkups during the pregnancy). We can help you by providing a referral to someone who can assist you with that care if you make an appointment.

This content is provided for general information and education purposes only and does not take into account individual circumstances. It is not to be relied on in substitution for specific advice from a medical professional and Family Planning Tasmania does not accept responsibility for such use. Family Planning Tasmania has taken every effort to ensure that the information is up to date and accurate, however information and knowledge is subject to change. Family Planning Tasmania advises that you always consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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