Adoption of a German child decision

After successful placement by the responsible adoption office 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 well-founded, pronies adoption in the decision-making 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 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 Professional statement of the adoption agency Hearing/participation of the Youth Welfare Office if it has not made any technical statements Extended police clearance certificate The family court may request further documents if necessary.


They want to adopt a child. You have all the necessary documents for the district court.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.
If you want 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 submitted: You or your notary must submit a notarised 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 decided by the family court by order. Upon notification of this Decision, the adoption shall be effective and final. The adopted child receives the surname of the adoptive family and has the same rights as a biological child.

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