Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997

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Reprint as at 21 April 2005

Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997

Public Act1997 No 109
Date of assent17 December 1997
Commencementsee section 1(2)


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

An Act—

  • (a) to implement in the law of New Zealand the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption; and

  • (b) to provide for the approval of organisations as accredited bodies to whom functions may be delegated under the Convention; and

  • (c) to make other provision for intercountry adoption and other matters related to adoption