Aotearoa Support

We provide resources and support for New Zealand parents who have children with gender distress or a transgender identity.

We are a group of parents from Aotearoa NZ who have children with gender distress or who have a transgender identity.

When looking for support to help our distressed children, we have found there is only an ‘affirmation’ approach available. This is present in the medical profession and in schools.

We see the complex nature of this distress in our children and feel the opportunity to explore underlying issues has not been taken.

If you are a parent of a child who is having these issues and you’d like to connect with other parents, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing your story and supporting each other in this journey.

Parents Voices

G’s Story

I remember in the old days sometimes we would laughingly say that someone ‘didn’t know whether they were Arthur or Martha.’ But that old saying has come back to haunt me. Don’t think that this is a subject that I view flippantly. On the contrary, it has become something that is with me all the

A Mother’s Bumpy Journey

A Huge Shock My experience is sadly very similar to other parents in NZ and overseas. Shortly after Lockdown in September 2020, my 16 year old son “K” told me in confidence and out of the blue that he was “Trans” and felt he was a woman. He told me he had “always felt this

Our Journey

I am writing this to give other parents hope and strength to get through these challenging times. One day our children might understand that our unconditional love and devotion gave us strength to stand up for them and the best possible outcome. As I am writing this my daughter (I will refer to her as


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