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Kaihe-Wetting family

Kaihe-Wetting family

Partners Ian and Erik Kaihe-Wetting became the guardians of Haretu in 1999 when he was six years old. Increasing numbers of children are being raised by gay parents, who sometimes confront prejudice about what families should look like. 

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Ian and Erik Kaihe-Wetting

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Chris Brickell, 'Gay men’s lives - Social and family life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Chris Brickell, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018