All adoption records contain information of a highly private and confidential nature, and under the current provisions of the Adoption Act 1955 and the Adult Adoption Act 1985 are permanently restricted. These restrictions will be reviewed if adoption legislation changes.
In 2018 administrative responsibility for this series passed from the Ministry of Social Development to Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children. Requests to access restricted record lists or files should be directed to:
Manager, Privacy Official Information Services
Privacy Official Information Team
Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children
PO Box 546
Central email: email@example.com
Central telephone: (04) 806-3908
Note: In agreement with Oranga Tamariki, authorised staff from the Ministry of Social Development (currently the Claims Resolution Team) continue to have right of access to this series through the Archives New Zealand Government Loans Service.
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Once you have been granted access, bring the original letter with you when you place your order for the records.
Restriction does not expire.