Decision to keep Māori girl in care of Pakeha couple who adopted her is a tricky one
The chair of Whānau Ora says a court decision to keep a young Māori girl in the care of the Pakeha couple who adopted her, is a tricky one.
Oranga Tamariki placed her with the couple, but later decided it wanted to place her with a Māori woman, to provide for her cultural needs.
Stuff reports an appeal made by the girl's mother, supported by Oranga Tamariki, has been dismissed by the High Court.
Merepeka Ruakawa-Tait told Mike Hosking the fact the girl has found love and kindness is a priority, but she does also have cultural needs.
Link to interview and article: Whānau Ora: Decision to keep Māori girl in care of Pakeha couple who adopted her is a tricky one (newstalkzb.co.nz)