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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Adoptive care for a minor child

Description

After successful placement by the responsible adoption agency and after the end of the fostering period, you can submit an application for adoption to the responsible local court - family court.

The family court will examine the application and - if the application is found to be admissible and justified - will issue a legally valid adoption order.

  • You want to adopt a child.
  • You have all the necessary documents for the local court, such as the notarized adoption application.
  • The family court will carry out the investigations required to establish the facts relevant to the decision ex officio and will examine the adoption procedure.
  • notarized adoption application
  • notarized declaration of consent of the legal representative to the adoption application for a child under 14 years of age or
  • notarized declaration of consent of the child over 14 years of age with the consent of the legal representative
  • Notarized declarations of consent from the biological parents

Documents of the adopting parents:

  • Proof of earnings, assets, debts
  • Proof of identity (identity card/passport)
  • birth certificates
  • Registration certificates
  • Health certificates/medical certificates
  • Marriage certificate/ civil partnership certificate
  • Professional statement from the adoption agency
  • Consultation/involvement of the Youth Welfare Office if it has not made any professional statements
  • Notary fees
  • Court costs

At least 3 months due to the prescribed procedure, possibly longer in more complex procedures.

Against a rejection of the adoption application: Appeal within one month in accordance with §§ 58 ff. FamFG

Contact the family court (at the local court)

If you would like to adopt a child, first contact the relevant adoption agency and go through an application procedure. Once you have passed the adoption care period, you can submit the adoption application:

  • You or your notary must submit a notarized adoption application to the responsible family court.
  • The family court examines all documents, involves the adoption agency, among others, and decides on the adoption.
  • The family court pronounces the adoption of the child by means of a decision. The adoption is effective and incontestable upon delivery of this decision. The adopted child is given the surname of the adoptive family and has the same rights as a biological child.

Senator for Justice and Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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