Adoptions data

This page includes data relating to adoptions in New Zealand.

Types of Adoption before the NZ Family Court

Adoption reports written in respect to:

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11*

2011/12

2012/13

Non-relatives domestic adoption 92 62 60 53 21 50
One parent and spouse domestic adoption 35 38 21 15 14 17
Relatives domestic adoption 104 79 66 50 39 50
Foster parents domestic adoption 1 2 1 2 0 1
Surrogacy adoption** - - - - - 12
Non-relatives intercountry adoption 11 4 1 8 7 6
Relatives intercountry adoption 37 25 23 24 19 18

* Figures for domestic adoption report types are now collected electronically

** Detail not collected separately prior to 2013; previously would have been counted within non-relative or relative domestic adoption