Birthright is not-for-profit and specialises in working with families led by one person.

For over 60 years, we have worked to strengthen and enrich the lives of New Zealand children and families.

Through our services and in our advocacy work we put the family/whānau at the centre of what we do and the wellbeing of the child is our priority.

Birthright comprises of a National Office - Birthright New Zealand - and 11 affiliate organisations around the country. Each affiliate offers a range of social services for the children and parents of families led by one person, and some regions also provide services to two-parent and blended families. Birthright New Zealand focuses on advocating at a national level for the rights and wellbeing of the children of families led by one person as well as supporting affiliate organisations.

We are New Zealand’s only social services organisation that specialises in families led by one person.

Find your local Birthright and learn about the services we offer in your community or free call your local Birthright on 0800 457 146.

What we believe

We believe that:

  • all children have a “birth-right” to a good start in life, help in times of crisis and the opportunity to reach their full potential
  • the current environment includes systems that make it more difficult for children from families led by one person to receive their “birth-right"
  • families can succeed on their own terms but may need support during parts of their journey.