Adoption and Fostering

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Chrissie and her kids.

It's not your place to judge my children's birth mothers

The word "lucky" is thrown around quite a lot in adoption conversations – lucky children, lucky parents, so lucky to have found each other. And people often tell me my children are "so lucky" to have me as their mother.

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Rachel and Peter Maxwell are the adoptive parents of Leevi, born in 2009. Leevi's adoption order was made in February ...

'It took forever but it was worth it'

It took six years for the Maxwells to adopt Leevii. And with only 87 children adopted in NSW last year, the state government is working on fixing the process.

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