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Intercountry adoption guide

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This guide is designed to assist local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies in their understanding of the law as it applies to intercountry adoption in Wales.

It is written for use by professionals working on intercountry adoption.

The document includes background on:

  • the policy and legal context;
  • advice on the roles and responsibilities of the key players;
  • information on the procedures which should be followed during the adoption process; and
  • a glossary of useful terms.

It assumes at least a basic knowledge of the adoption process.