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Adoption policy — Key information

Updated: 01 July 2013

We support expectant parents considering adoption to explore their options, involve their whānau or family, and facilitate an adoption process when they decide to place te tamaiti with adoptive applicants.


Working with expectant parents

Policy: Adoption — Working with expectant parents

Direct applications

Direct adoption applications to the Family Court

Domestic adoptions

Facilitating an adoption placement

Policy: Adoption — Facilitating an adoption placement

Intercountry adoption

Facilitating the adoption of a tamaiti overseas

Policy: Adoption — Intercountry adoption: adopting a tamaiti from overseas

Policy: Adoption — Responding to relative intercountry adoption proposals

In-vitro fertilisation surrogacy

In-vitro fertilisation surrogacy adoption