- This is not current policy -
F7.10 Pre-adoption information (26/07/1999)
- Under the Adoptions Act 1955, social workers approve prospective parents and report to the Family Court, which rules on individual adoptions.
- Generally, the authorities in the child's country of origin must give permission for it to leave, and the adoption must conform with the law of that country.
- NZIS offices should advise prospective adoptive parents to consult the New Zealand Children, Young Persons and their Families Agency (CYPFA), and to contact the equivalent welfare agency in the child's country.
- CYPFA will arrange for a home study and liaise with the appropriate inter-country adoption agency for a child study, after which CYPFA will advise the NZIS of the results.
- CYPFA may also ask overseas posts to investigate the circumstances of the child.