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A guide for HR managers: How to support a colleague through the adoption process

This guide will help you understand what the adoption process can look like, and offers some advice on how to support someone on your team who is adopting.

Adoption is the legal process by which a child who cannot be brought up within their birth family becomes a full, permanent and legal member of their new family. For lots of people, the adoption process is lengthy and can be very turbulent.

One of the most important things you can do to support someone through adoption, as a manager, is to understand what they are going through and the impact it might have on them from an emotional and social perspective, and how this might affect their work performance.

In this guide, we'll cover:

  • What the adoption process can look like
  • How long adoption can take and the steps involved
  • Tips and advice on supporting someone on your team through the adoption process


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