We are guilty, Of many errors and many faults,
But our worst crime Is abandoning the children,
Neglecting the fountain of life.
Many of the things we need can wait.
The child cannot.
Right now is the time
Bones are being formed, Blood is being made,
Senses are being developed.
To the child we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow’.
The child’s name is ‘Today’.
Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Nobel Laureate Poet
A child under the age of eighteen who, due to death, abandonment, abuse, neglect, AIDS, war, culture or poverty, lives without parental care.
ICANZ Mission - For every child, a family
ICANZ believes that every child has the right to the love and care of a family and works to this end.
Can you be the special family for an orphaned or abandoned child? Inter-Country Adoption New Zealand (known as "I-CANZ") is an accredited not-for-profit, charitable organisation, which specializes helping orphaned or abandoned children find families in New Zealand. Adopting a child into your family is one way to bring hope to children who are without a parent's care, living in orphanages overseas. You can also help by supporting the work of ICANZ, or helping support children who remain in orphanages.
We've been around a long time; since 1989. That means we've developed the kind of experience and problem-solving skills that are essential in navigating the complex world of inter-country adoption today. We're proud to have placed nearly 1,000 orphaned and abandoned children in approved homes throughout the New Zealand.
Families hoping to adopt children from abroad should be flexible and open to learning about a new world and a different way of life, as well as recognizing the unique value of every little child, with whatever background they have. We've helped many parents through the adoption maze and can be your partner in adoption as well. The programmes are ever changing, so we encourage you to contact us to receive the most current information.
If you're not seeking to adopt but would love to help children find families in New Zealand, we value your donation to help us with our work.
You can make a difference to the life of a child. Your donation will help ICANZ find homes for abandoned children. Donations are eligible for a tax rebate. Donate today on-line.
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