Adoption Option

Why we place our babies for adoption

Abigail Rebecca Summer


Our vision is simple — ‘educating about adoption in New Zealand today’.

Our aim is to help pregnant women understand that adoption can be a positive option if a woman is not in a position to parent her child. Another part of our education role is explaining to prospective adoptive parents and health professionals how the adoption process works in New Zealand and that open adoption is now the norm.

Thanks for taking the time to look us up — we hope you find the site helpful.

Update the Law

Adoption Option calls for the 1955 Adoption Act to be updated.  Open Adoption must be part of a new law. Adoption Option focuses on the needs of birth parents and believe it is essential they have a legal right to stay in contact with their child.

Media Enquiries.  We are based in Christchurch, have been affected by the earthquakes, and cannot reply promptly to emails. For media enquiries call Janine on 027 460 4940.

Adoption on TVNZ Close Up June 2012. Read Liam Messam's adoption story.

Wanting to adopt in New Zealand

If you live in New Zealand and want to adopt a child into your family have a look at the link below.

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Health Professionals

Helping in counselling pregnant women.

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