A government review of adoption laws aims to:
· create a new system that provides strong safeguards for protecting the rights, best interests, and welfare of children,
· upholds our international human rights obligations, and
· ensures children are at the heart of adoption laws.
NZNO welcomes your ideas on this Ministry of Justice-led consultation. The review includes the practice of whāngai and Pacific customary adoptions.
How do you think adoption laws need to change to meet the values and needs of Aotearoa New Zealand, now and into the future?
You can click here for further information about the consultation, or refer to the attached discussion document.
Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 August 2021.