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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-LEG NZL-001
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Title Adoption and Its Alternatives: A Different Approach and a New Framework
Author Law Commission
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General information
Date published/issue 09-00-2000
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
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Publisher Law Commission, 89 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand - Email: com@lawcom.govt.nz
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Page 340
Price
ISBN 1 877187 57 7
Type of material Book
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Document description Evaluation
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Index Adoption-relative
Prepa-adoption-child
Legislation-comment
Substitute-family
Secrecy-adoption
Ethics
Origins-info
Adoption-open
Prepa-adoption-paps
Fam-orig-info-counsel
Child-interest
Free text This book reviews adoption legislation in New Zealand. The Commissioners propose reforms in adoption law and practice. The book contains information and commentaries with recommendations in various areas of adoption law that include: secrecy in adoption; adoption in the tradition of indigenous peoples (Maori); open adoption or adoption with contact with the birth family; the Care of Children Act and how adoption could be inscribed within it as part of a child protection measure; pre-adoptive counselling for birth parents and prospective adoptive parents; intra-family adoption or care (relative adoption); ethical issues and risks raised by medically-assisted reproduction, as well as access to information for the child born from such treatment.

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Legal
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