Adoption in the Media
Adoption fears ‘unfounded’
An article in the Timaru Herald (April 13 2013) quotes CYF saying that out of 250 to 300 currently approved adoptive parents, only a handful are same-sex couples and this is unlikely to change significantly with any law change in marriage.
Adoptions dwindle to all time low
An article in the Press (Feb 10 2013) shows that numbers of adoptions has fallen to just above 20.
An article in the Sunday Star Times (May 2010) about how adoption has changed over the years.
A happy guinea pig for open adoption
An article in The Press August 2009 about Hannah Duckmanton, who had one of the earliest open adoptions in New Zealand.
Call to give birth parents contact rights under law
An article in the Herald talks about the legal status of contact rights, including comments from a member of the the Adoption Option.
Letter to the Editor, The Press,
|Letter to The Press July 08|
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Number of babies available for adoption falls sharply.
As the number of adoptions continues to fall, the work of the Adoption Option is profiled in The Press, 13 May 2008
Mum, Dad – I’m pregnant.
Tearaway magazine looks at adoption (March 2008)
Pregnant, Now what are you going to do.
Cleo magazine reviews the options (May 2007)
Realism, balance needed on adoption.
Stuart Nash, grandson of former prime minister, Sir Walter Nash, writes about his adoption in the New Zealand Herald (11th Feb 2005)