responsibility finder
Schleswig-Holstein

Adopt a related child

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Do you want to adopt a related child? The adoption office will advise and guide you through the next steps. You can find out more about the process here.

In a kinship adoption, a related child, such as a niece, nephew or grandchild, is adopted.
In contrast to full adoption, only the child's relationship to both biological parents is terminated, but not that to other relatives.

Whether the adopting parents are suitable and the best interests of the child can be guaranteed must be examined just as carefully as in the case of an external adoption.

The best interests of the child always come first. A parent-child relationship must be established through the adoption.

In the case of relationships up to the 3rd degree, unlike in the case of full adoption, only the child's relationship to both biological parents is terminated, but not that to other relatives.


Process flow
  • The adoption agency advises all parties involved
  • The application is submitted to the family court
  • The need for adoption and suitability are checked
  • The family court decides on the adoption
Who should I contact?

Youth welfare office of the district or independent city.

Requirements

The prerequisite is the establishment of a parent-child relationship and the consent of the biological parents. If the child is 14 years or older, they must also give their consent.

Otherwise, the same requirements apply as for the adoption of another person's child.

Which documents are required?
  • Copies of the transcripts from the birth register
  • Copy of the marriage certificate
  • If applicable, copies of death certificates or divorce decree of former spouses
  • Copies of the birth entries of legitimate, illegitimate and adopted children
  • BZR extract
  • Health certificates
  • Extended registration certificate
  • Copies of proof of income
  • Photos (if possible no passport photos)
Legal basis
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport

Professionally released on

23.12.2022

Teaser

Do you want to adopt a related child? The adoption office will advise and guide you through the next steps. You can find out more about the process here.

Process flow

  • The adoption agency advises all parties involved
  • The application is submitted to the family court
  • The need for adoption and suitability are checked
  • The family court decides on the adoption

Who should I contact?

Youth welfare office of the district or independent city.

Requirements

The prerequisite is the establishment of a parent-child relationship and the consent of the biological parents. If the child is 14 years or older, they must also give their consent.

Otherwise, the same requirements apply as for the adoption of another person's child.

Which documents are required?

  • Copies of the transcripts from the birth register
  • Copy of the marriage certificate
  • If applicable, copies of death certificates or divorce decree of former spouses
  • Copies of the birth entries of legitimate, illegitimate and adopted children
  • BZR extract
  • Health certificates
  • Extended registration certificate
  • Copies of proof of income
  • Photos (if possible no passport photos)

Legal basis

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport

Professionally released on

23.12.2022

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