Information for adoptive parents
For an adoptive parent to be eligible for parental leave from their employment, and to receive parental leave payments, they must meet eligibility requirements as an employee or self-employed person, and the adoption must be lawful in New Zealand. This means the adoption must be made under the Adoption Act 1955 or have the same effect as an adoption order made under that Act.
See the following pages for details on eligibility for parental leave and payments for:
Contact 0800 20 90 20 for further information on eligibility criteria.