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Placing a child for adoption

Your child can be adopted by another family if you’re not able to look after them.

The legal guardians choose the family who will adopt your baby.

You’ll be given profiles of different families who are available to adopt a child. You can look through as many profiles as you like before making a decision.

Visit the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children website for information about placing your child for adoption:

Placing your child for adoption

Finding your birth child

Adoption means the complete legal transfer of all rights and responsibilities to the adoptive parents.

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