Adoption provides a child with a family when their birthparents are not able to raise them. The most important consideration when it comes to adoption, is what’s best for the child.
We work with families wanting to adopt, as well as birthparents who want to place a child for adoption. We’ll support and guide you through the adoption process. We can also help if you’re adopted and want to find out information about your birthparents, or if you are a birth parent seeking information about your birth child.
Adopting a child in NZ
Each year a small number of children in New Zealand are placed by their birth parents for adoption.
You can apply to become an adoptive parent, but birth parents make the decision about who they would like to care for their child.