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Going to live with your new family

It's normal to feel a bit scared about the idea of going to live with a new family. If you do feel scared, it's okay to tell people.

If you have questions about your new family, their home, or about what things will be like when you move in, you can ask your social worker.

You'll get to visit the family so you can meet them all properly and see their home. If they have pets you'll meet them too, so you know you're okay with them. You might be able to sleep over at the house to see what it'll be like to live there.

Lots of children just like you feel scared about going to live with a new family. Your social worker can help you with those feelings. They might be able to explain things better or reassure you so you don't feel scared any more.

But once you've met your new family, if you're really worried that you'd be unhappy living with them, it's important to tell your social worker as soon as possible. No one wants you to be unhappy once you've been adopted, so they'll do whatever they can to help.