Stamping out questionable practices, ensuring transparency

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Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS) set up an adoption agency in 2019 so that it could give a satisfactory answer to parents asking where they could go to adopt a child.

Previously, the charity could only caution them to be wary of questionable practices at some commercial agencies, but with Stepping-Stones, it can now offer adoptive parents an alternative that "raises the standards" of practice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2021, with the headline Stamping out questionable practices, ensuring transparency. Subscribe