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I. Documents necessary for the registration of the prospective-adoptive parents in the register of the Ministry of Justice:

  1. Approval for adoption of a child according to the adoption law of the adoptive parents’ country;
  2. Home Study of the adoptive parents, containing information about the members of the family, including their health status, issued by an accredited agency or licensed social worker. The license of the agency or the social worker shall be attached;
  3. Criminal background clearance of the adoptive parents (FBI fingerprint check);
  4. Medical certificate concerning the physical and mental health of the adoptive parents;
  5. Child abuse clearance and a document stating that the parents are not deprived of parental rights, issued by a relevant authority;
  6.  Certificate of marriage of the adoptive parents (when families apply to adopt);
  7. License of the accredited agency for intermediation in the sphere of international adoption, issued by of a relevant authority in the accepting country; including contact information, address, telephone, branch offices and conditions on the accreditation of the agency;
  8.  Agreement for international adoption between the prospective adoptive parents and “Happy Family” NGO;
  9. Power of Attorney for the legal representative in favor of “Happy Family” NGO;
  10. Application to the Minister of Justice – usually it is made by the accredited association “Happy Family” NGO based on the documents below;
  1. Declaration by the adoptive parents on the characteristics of the child they want to adopt in accordance with the Approval for adoption of a child, including the peculiarities of health and / or development which are acceptable, as well as motifs on adoption (this declaration is issued when the application under section 10 is not made by the adoptive parents);
  2. Copy of the passport of the prospective-parents without an appostile.

All documents of the adoptive parents shall be provided in original with apostill.
The application of the adoptive parents will be considered by the Ministry of Justice within one month of submission.
If the Ministry of Justice finds gaps and discrepancies in the dossier of the adoptive parents the а written notification is being sent and the adoptive parents have one month to provide the missing documents or clear the discrepancies.
Failure to comply with the above mentioned time frame will result in a refusal to review the documents and they will be returned to the legal representative.


II. After receiving a proposal for the adoption of a particular child and implementing a contact with the child, the adoptive parents need to sign the following documents:

  1. Application with which the prospective adoptive parents express their written consent to adopt the proposed child;
  2. Document issued by a competent authority certifying that the legislation in the applicants’ country of usual residence will not permit the re-adoption of the child while the present adoption is still in force or Declaration by the adoptive parents bearing their notary certified signatures that the child will not be placed for re-adoption in case the law permits this;
  3. Declaration by the adoptive parents bearing their notary certified signatures that the child will not be subjected to experimental treatment and that, while the child is still living, parts of his/her body will not be donated;
  4. Declaration that the consent for adoption given by the applicants is not related with any material benefit;
  5. Power of attorney authorizing a “Happy Family” NGO attorney to represent the applicants during the adoption legal proceedings.

III. In addition after receiving a proposal for the adoption of a particular child and implementing a contact with the child, the adoptive parents need to submit the following documents:

  1. Certificate pursuant to art. 17 of the Hague Convention, issued by the respective Central authority;
  2. Document certifying that in the applicants’ country of usual residence a competent authority will carry out the post placement monitoring of the child for 2 years after the permission for adoption is granted.
Documents with expired date.

CONTACTS

"Happy Family" NGO

Sofia, 1000

23 Street Denkoglu, 1st floor, ap.2,

Tel / Fax: + 359 2 989 12 28

E-mail: violeta@happyfamily-bg.com

www.happyfamily-bg.com