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 The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (external link)
If you want to adopt a child in New Zealand, you will need to apply to the Family Court for an Adoption Order.
In special cases the courts can show you the court records about an adoption. You will need a Court Order to see them.
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