Withdrawal of consent to adoption by children over 14 years of age

In principle, the consentof salyates of the mother, father and child are required for adoption. It is irrelevant whether it is an adoption by a new family (foreign adoption) or by a step-parent (stepchild adoption). For children under the age of 14, only the person (or only the person) who represents (or represents) the person who represents (or represents) them by law can give their consent. For older children, as a rule, only the child can give his or her consent. However, it then requires the consent of the person or persons legally responsible for it. As long as the court has not yet ruled on adoption, a child 14 years or older can revoke their consent to their adoption. This is also possible if the legal representative has given the consent for the child and the child has later turned 14 years old, but only if the adoption has not yet been completed. The child can revoke the consent alone. It does not need permission to do so. Why the child wants to revoke the consent does not matter. A form is required for the withdrawal of consent. The revocation must be "publicly certified". This certificate can be carried out in a notary's office or in a youth office. The registration in the Youth Office is free of charge. There are costs for the certificate in a notary's office.

The identity must be proven for the declaration, so that it is clear that the child is to be adopted and not someone else withdraws consent. A child 16 years of age or older can present their identity card. A child who is younger should clarify with the position where the certificate is to be taken up, how he or she can prove his identity.


The legal representation or the child himself, who is at least 14 years old, has consented to adoption in the prescribed form. The child is at least 14 years old and able to do business.

The withdrawal of consent must be publicly certified. This is possible in a notary's office and in a youth office.
It is best if an appointment is agreed with the body to receive the certificate. Before the certificate is certified, the person who receives the certificate informs about the legal consequences of the certificate. An appointment is required for the registration at the Youth Office. The certificate will be sent to the Family Court. The revocation of consent will take effect as soon as the document has been received by the family court. If the certificate is received by the family court before the latter has finally decided on the adoption, the adoption can no longer take place.