Adoption In New Zealand
The Adoption Option was launched on June 20th 2007 by a group wanting to improve the awareness of current adoption practice in New Zealand. The Government is responsible for adoptions through the Child Youth and Family Adoptions Information and Services Unit. Find out more about us
Our vision is simple — ‘educating about adoption in New Zealand today’.
Our aim is to help pregnant women understand that adoption can be a positive option if a woman is not in a position to parent her child. Another part of our education role is explaining to prospective adoptive parents and health professionals how the adoption process works in New Zealand and that open adoption is now the norm.Check out the Adoption Process in New Zealand
Wanting to adopt in New Zealand
If you live in New Zealand and are thinking about adopting a child domestically this section of the website is for you. Our website is focused on New Zealand adoption. Find out more on how adopting into your family works and who can help you with the adoption process in New Zealand
If you are looking to adopt in New Zealand and want to know the current rules and regulations then Adoption Act 1955 is a must read. Find out the latest changes to the adoption act, this will help you in your adoption process.