The purpose of this project is to review the legal framework for adoption in New Zealand as set out in the Adoption Act 1955 and the Adult Adoption Information Act 1985 and to recommend whether and how the framework should be modified to better address contemporary social needs.
References to the review in the media
NZ Herald 'Louisa Wall: The facts on my marriage bill' 33 March 2013
Scoop 'Comprehensive modernisation of adoption law to enter ballot' 14 October 2012
Obtain a Hard CopyAvailable online only.Published 28 Sep 2000
Report (NZLC R65) for the Adoption project.