Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997

Version as at 28 October 2021

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Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997

Public Act
1997 No 109
Date of assent
17 December 1997
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

An Act—


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


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


to make other provision for intercountry adoption and other matters related to adoption