Adoption of children in NZ by gay and lesbian people

Briar Babington made this Official Information request to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

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From: Briar Babington

Dear Child Youth and Family,

May I please ask for the following information?

-The number of children adopted in New Zealand between 2005 and 2015, broken down by year
-The number of children adopted in New Zealand between 2005 and 2015 by gay or lesbian couples, broken down by year
-The number of gay and lesbian couples who applied to adopt a child in New Zealand between 2005 and 2015, broken down by year
-The number of gay and lesbian couple's adoption applications for a child in New Zealand that were denied between 2005 and 2015, broken down by year, and the reasons for those denied applications

Yours faithfully,

Briar Babington
Massey University

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Dear Ms Babington


Adoption statistics are provided on request by the Ministry of Justice who
can be contacted at [1][email address].


The Department of Internal Affairs can also provide information on
intercountry adoptions finalised overseas and recognised by New Zealand.
Internal Affairs can be contacted at [2][email address]


I hope you find this information useful.


Kind Regards


Matthew Baguley

Official & Parliamentary Information | Ministry of Social Development | Te
Manatu Whakahiato Ora

8th Floor | Bowen State Building | PO Box 1556

Wellington | New Zealand


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