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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/creating-families-through-adoption/key-information/report-to-court-for-an-adoption-order/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Report to Court for an Adoption Order

Updated: 01 July 2013

What's Important To Us

The social worker’s report is a full account of the adoption including the birth family perspective and the child’s. Together with a copy of the contact agreement, this will help the judge to have a view of the new kinship network and to determine the best interests of the child. Judges will usually rely on your report for accurate, objective information, and give serious consideration to your recommendation.