Liam is best known as a rugby player where he plays as a loose forward. He represented New Zealand Under 16, Schools and Under 19 and has played for the All Blacks. Liam made his debut in the New Zealand sevens team in 2002 at the age of 18, and was made captain in 2004 at the age of 20; he was New Zealand Sevens Player of the Year in 2004. In 2008 Liam made his debut for the All Blacks. Read more on Liam Messam's adoption story.
Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa is an internationally famous opera singer. In 1981, she was seen and heard around the world by an estimated 600 million people when she sang Handel's "Let the Bright Seraphim" at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Read more on Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's adoption story.
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