Adoption of children in NZ by gay and lesbian people
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children did not have the information requested.
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
From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Tēnā koe Briar Babington
Thank you for your email received 12 August 2015, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National office to respond. You may expect a response to be sent to you as soon as possible.
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Ministry of Social Development
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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Dear Ms Babington
Adoption statistics are provided on request by the Ministry of Justice who
can be contacted at [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 [email address]
I hope you find this information useful.
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