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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Adopting care of a minor child


After successful mediation by the competent adoption agency and after the end of the care period, you can submit an application for adoption to the competent district court - family court.

The family court examines the application and – if the application proves to be admissible and justified – legally pronounce the adoption in the decision-making procedure.

Acceptance as a child (adoption) is pronounced by the family court at the request of the adopter.

If you would like to adopt a child, first contact the responsible adoption agency and go through an application process. After passing the adoption care period, the adoption application can be made:

  • You or your notary must submit a notarized adoption application to the competent family court.
  • The family court examines all documents, involves, among other things, the adoption agency and decides on the adoption.
  • The adoption of the child is pronount by the family court by order. Upon notification of this Decision, adoption shall be effective and final. The adopted child receives the family name of the adoptive family and has the same rights as a biological child.

Contact the family court (in the district court)

  • They want to adopt a child.
  • You have all the necessary documents for the district court such as e.B. the notarized adoption application.
  • The Family Court will of its own motion carry out the investigations necessary to establish the facts relevant to the decision 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 over 14-year-old child with the consent of the legal representative
  • notarized declarations of consent of the biological parents

Documents of the adopters:

  • Proof of earnings, assets, debts
  • Proof of identity (identity card/ passport)
  • Birth certificates
  • Registration certificates
  • Health certificates/medical certificates
  • Marriage certificate/civil partnership certificate
  • Technical statement of the adoption agency
  • Hearing/participation of the Youth Welfare Office if it has not made any technical statements
  • Notary fees
  • legal expenses

At least 3 months because of the given procedure, in more complex procedures possibly longer.

Against a rejection of the adoption application: Complaint within one month according to §§ 58 ff. FamFG


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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

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