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Government consulting on adoption laws

July 30, 2021 at 12:13 PM

From the NZFVC

The Government is reviewing adoption laws. The review involves public engagement about how adoption laws could change to meet the values and needs of Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021 and beyond.

The Government is asking for feedback about Aotearoa New Zealand's adoption laws and systems to help inform how the laws should change.

The closing date to give feedback is 31 August 2021.

The review is asking for feedback on six key issues:

  • what is adoption and who is involved
  • cultural aspects of adoption (including whāngai)
  • how the adoption process works in Aotearoa New Zealand and offshore
  • the impacts of adoption
  • how the adoption process works where a child is born by surrogacy.

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