If you are looking to adopt a child or to place a child with adoptive parents you will need advice and support. Adoption has many far-reaching implications for everyone involved, so getting clarity about your rights and responsibilities as early in the process as possible is critical.

There may even be alternatives to adoption that suit your situation better. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with these matters and will give you the advice and support you need to get through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

To get the support and advice you need when you're considering adoption - call 09 297 2010, or, click here to send us a message.

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Adoption or Guardianship?

Different circumstances may require different solutions.

When a child is adopted all parental rights and responsibilities are transferred to the new adoptive parents, ending the legal rights and responsibilities of the child's birth parents.

A guardian is someone who has been given by law the same duties, rights responsibilities and power as a parent. This does not end the legal rights and responsibilities of the child's birth parents, it means that the child has more adults who have chosen to take responsibility for them.

Click here to find out more about Guardianship.