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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/policy/adoption-facilitating-an-adoption-placement/
Printed: 22/10/2021
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Last updated: 11/09/2020

Adoption — Facilitating an adoption placement

This policy outlines the steps to facilitate an adoption within New Zealand when birthparents have decided to place their tamaiti permanently with Oranga Tamariki-approved adoptive applicants.

Upcoming changes for this policy

This content will be strengthened so it more completely reflects our commitment to practice framed by te Tiriti o Waitangi, based on a mana-enhancing paradigm for practice, and drawing from ​Te Ao Māori principles of oranga to support mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga. We each need to consider how we can apply these principles to our practice when reading this policy. The following resources provide support:
Practice for working effectively with Māori
Our practice shift

Who this policy applies

This policy applies to our work with birthparents and adoptive applicants once birthparents have decided to pursue an adoption plan.