Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997

Part 2 New Zealand accredited bodies

15 New Zealand accredited bodies

(1)

The chief executive may approve as a New Zealand accredited body under the Convention any organisation that—

(a)

pursues only non-profit objectives; and

(b)

has demonstrated its capability and competence to carry out properly and on a continuing basis the tasks that may be delegated to it under the Convention; and

(c)

has demonstrated, by its aims, policy, and operations, that it will operate in the best interests of the child, and with respect for his or her fundamental rights, when carrying out tasks that may be delegated to it under the Convention; and

(d)

is directed and staffed by persons qualified by their ethical standards and by training or experience to work in the field of intercountry adoption.

(2)

An organisation that is formed or carried on for the purpose of trading or securing a pecuniary profit for its members is, for the purpose of this Act, treated as pursuing profit objectives.

Section 15(1): amended, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).