Finding your birth family
As an adopted person, once you turn 20 you can legally apply for information about your birth parents.
The Act also determines how birth parents can request contact with a child they placed for adoption.
We can help you with this process and with requesting other information about your adoption from our records.
Instructions for requesting information about your adoption and birth parents. As an adopted person, when you turn 20 you have a legal right to this information.
Instructions for requesting information about the name and whereabouts of a child you placed for adoption. If your birth child is under 20 years old this information may not be available.
Other family member
Instructions for requesting information if your sibling or other relative was placed for adoption into your family or adopted into another family or whānau.
Published: March 27, 2017 · Updated: May 11, 2022