Adoption & the Family Court

If you want to adopt a child in New Zealand or from overseas, or are wanting to view an adoption record, you should first contact: 

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children(external link)

Adoption Orders

If you want to adopt a child in New Zealand, you will need to apply to the Family Court for an Adoption Order.

Find out more about Adoption Orders

View court adoption records

In special cases the courts can show you the court records about an adoption. You will need a Court Order to see them.

Find out more about viewing court adoption records

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