Following a first round of engagement in 2021, the Government has developed options for a creating a new adoption system for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The adoption law reform process began last year and aims to create a system that puts tamariki at the centre of our adoption laws, by protecting their rights, best interests and welfare.
A second round of public engagement is now underway to hear what people think of the options for a more open and inclusive system. People are also being encouraged to share any other ideas for a new adoption system.
The Government has released a new adoption law reform discussion document for people to read and provide feedback on. Some of the key areas in the document include:
People have until 7 August 2022 to give feedback, which will inform development of final policy proposals later this year.
To get more information, read the discussion document and have your say, see:
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