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Declaration by the adoption applicants that they are willing to adopt the child proposed to them.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are interested in adopting a child from abroad and if a child can be proposed to you for adoption, you will be asked by the International Placement Office to submit a declaration stating your willingness to adopt this child.

A specific form is required for this declaration. The declaration must be "publicly authenticated". This certification can take place in a notary's office or in a youth welfare office. The certification in the youth welfare office is free of charge. There are costs for the certification in a notary's office.

If you agree to adopt the child proposed to you, you are obligated to fully reimburse various public benefits provided for the child. This obligation continues for a maximum of 6 years and ends when the child is adopted. There is no full reimbursement obligation for services provided to the child if the child is already adopted. In these cases, you only have to pay a contribution to costs to the extent that parents would have to.


Process flow
  • If the international placement office has requested you to make a declaration in accordance with Section 7 (1) AdÜbAG and you are prepared to adopt the child proposed to you, contact the office where you wish to have the notarization carried out.
    It is best to arrange an appointment with the office that is to record the document. Before the notarization, the person recording the document informs about the legal consequences of the notarization.
  • As a rule, the notarization can take place immediately.
  • The deed is sent to the foreign exchange.
Competent authority

The declaration of willingness to adopt a child can be notarized in a youth welfare office or in a notary's office.

Requirements
  • You have agreed to a child proposal within the framework of international adoption proceedings.
  • The international placement office must have requested you to make a declaration in accordance with Section 7 (1) AdÜbAG as part of the adoption procedure and you must be willing to adopt the child proposed to you.
Which documents are required?

Identity must be proven for the certification. You must therefore be able to identify yourself with an ID card, passport or comparable documents.

What are the fees?

Notarial certification incurs costs in accordance with the applicable schedule of fees. The notary's office can inform about the exact amount of the costs before a notarization.

The public certification of the declaration before the notary of a youth welfare office is free of charge.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

If the international placement office requests you to certify your declaration, it will set you a deadline by which the certification must take place. If you cannot meet this deadline for compelling reasons, but want to adopt the child proposed to you, you must contact the international placement office for an extension of the deadline.

Processing duration

The required legal briefings and questions that may need to be asked prior to notarization require a time commitment. The time required is different in each individual case. In addition, there is a possible waiting time on site.

It is advisable to make an appointment for the notarization.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

The declaration of willingness to adopt a child must be publicly notarized. This is possible in a notary's office and in a youth welfare office.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Professionally released on

05.02.2021

Process flow

  • If the international placement office has requested you to make a declaration in accordance with Section 7 (1) AdÜbAG and you are prepared to adopt the child proposed to you, contact the office where you wish to have the notarization carried out.
    It is best to arrange an appointment with the office that is to record the document. Before the notarization, the person recording the document informs about the legal consequences of the notarization.
  • As a rule, the notarization can take place immediately.
  • The deed is sent to the foreign exchange.

Competent authority

The declaration of willingness to adopt a child can be notarized in a youth welfare office or in a notary's office.

Requirements

  • You have agreed to a child proposal within the framework of international adoption proceedings.
  • The international placement office must have requested you to make a declaration in accordance with Section 7 (1) AdÜbAG as part of the adoption procedure and you must be willing to adopt the child proposed to you.

Which documents are required?

Identity must be proven for the certification. You must therefore be able to identify yourself with an ID card, passport or comparable documents.

What are the fees?

Notarial certification incurs costs in accordance with the applicable schedule of fees. The notary's office can inform about the exact amount of the costs before a notarization.

The public certification of the declaration before the notary of a youth welfare office is free of charge.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

If the international placement office requests you to certify your declaration, it will set you a deadline by which the certification must take place. If you cannot meet this deadline for compelling reasons, but want to adopt the child proposed to you, you must contact the international placement office for an extension of the deadline.

Processing duration

The required legal briefings and questions that may need to be asked prior to notarization require a time commitment. The time required is different in each individual case. In addition, there is a possible waiting time on site.

It is advisable to make an appointment for the notarization.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

The declaration of willingness to adopt a child must be publicly notarized. This is possible in a notary's office and in a youth welfare office.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Professionally released on

05.02.2021

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