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We help adoptive applicants explore what’s involved in parenting a tamaiti from overseas. We provide information and can facilitate adoption of an unknown non-relative tamaiti from another country if NZ has an intercountry adoption programme with them.
We collate the documents required for an intercountry adoption. We send this overseas dossier to the New Zealand Central Authority (NZCA) for validation and sending to the country.
We put together the Home Study assessment report to evidence that the applicants are eligible and suited to adopt a tamaiti from overseas. It also helps the overseas officials to match a family/whānau for a particular tamaiti.
If te tamaiti or the birth family/whānau is living overseas a Child Study report from their country may be required. We may need to prepare the request for a Child Study report.
An adoption of te tamaiti from overseas countries by New Zealand citizens and permanent residents must comply with New Zealand’s international obligations and the laws of the countries involved within the framework and principles of the Hague Convention.
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