In response to COVID-19, we are modifying some of our usual practice approaches to keep our staff, tamariki and communities safe.

Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice

We have updated our guidance for Alert Level 2. Keep checking back for updates and new guidance, including our contact tracing requirements (PDF 133KB), guidance for holding tamariki and rangatahi related in-person meetings (PDF 203KB) and the planning tool for holding FGCs and hui person to person safely (PDF 168KB).

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In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) surrogacy adoption

Updated: 20 September 2018

What's Important To Us

Children born as a result of in-vitro fertilisation procedures have a right to know about their origins and to be able to access information about those origins.

Under New Zealand law the surrogate (and partner) are recognised as the legal parents of the child. In order for the intending parents to be recognised as the child’s legal parents they will need to apply to adopt the child.