An article in the Timaru Herald (April 13 2013) quotes CYF saying that out of 250 to 300 currently approved adoptive parents, only a handful are same-sex couples and this is unlikely to change significantly with any law change in marriage.
An article in the Press (Feb 10 2013) shows that numbers of adoptions has fallen to just above 20.
An article in the Sunday Star Times (May 2010) about how adoption has changed over the years.
An article in The Press August 2009 about Hannah Duckmanton, who had one of the earliest open adoptions in New Zealand.
An article in the Herald talks aout the legal status of contact rights, including comments from a member of the the Adoption Option.
Letter to the Editor, The Press, July 2008.
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As the number of adoptions continues to fall, the work of the Adoption Option is profiled in The Press, 13 May 2008
Tearaway magazine looks at adoption (March 2008)
Cleo magazine reviews the options (May 2007)
Stuart Nash, grandson of former prime minister, Sir Walter Nash, writes about his adoption in the New Zealand Herald (11th Feb 2005)
Trustee Sue Kingham is interviewed by Bill Ralston on RadioLive (14 May 2008). Click here to go to the website or download the MP3 file ((Note: this is 7MB)
Trustees and adoptive parents Sue and Simon Kingham are interviewed by Nic Pegg on Plains FM (13 May 2008). Click here to go to the website or download the MP3 file (Note: this is 17MB)
Trustee and GP Hilary Cleland is interviewed by Nic Pegg on PlainsFM (12 May 2008). Click here to go to the website or download the MP3 file (Note: this is 14 MB)
To read about the hit film, Juno (released 2007), that focused on adoption click here
(video clip) (TVNZ Breakfast, 21 June 2007)
(video clip) (TVNZ news, 20 June 2007)
(with video link) (TV3 news, 20 June 2007)