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The adoption passport: a support guide for adopters

Children adopted from care can have ongoing needs and you and your child may benefit from post-adoption support. Our adoption passport guides you through the services available to you.

Local Authorities provide a range of support services for adopters and their children. Every adopter is entitled to advice about these services, and you are entitled to an assessment of your needs at any time.

If you have adopted a child in England you may also be entitled to:

All adopters are also entitled to:

  • a summary of your child’s health from your Local Authority’s medical adviser
  • a ‘life-story’ book to help your child understand their early life
  • to request an assessment of your child’s special educational needs


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