ANIDO Association was established as a non-profit legal body for pursuit of public benefit activities with a decision of its founders taken at the constituent assembly on 11th November 2003 in the city of Sofia.
As a result of this, on 2nd December 2003, ANIDO Association was entered into the register of the non-profit legal bodies at the Sofia City Court under company file No 11987/2003 and was established as a public benefit organization.
At the constituent assembly of the Association the Statutes, the goals, the means for achieving the goals as well as the association’s field of activity were also approved.
On 27th May 2004, ANIDO Association received a mediation permit for International Adoption by the Minister of Justice, after which was issued its first license No 34/27.05.2004, which was later renewed under No 70/28.06.2006.
In accordance with the new Family Code, effective since 1st October 2009, ANIDO Association received a new 5 year license No 101/15.03.2010. By virtue of this permit, ANIDO can mediate in the adoption of children with permanent residence in Bulgaria by persons whose permanent residence is in the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, the USA, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Austria and Denmark.
ANIDO received its new 5-year License No. 150/11 May 2015, valid till 11 May 2020 that permits the association to continue working with the same 10 countries: Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway, Ireland, Austria, Finland, Denmark, USA and Italy.
Learn more about the procedure of adoption of children with permanent residence in Bulgaria, law requirements and legal specifics. We divided the process into logical, consecutive steps.
You will find information about the whole process of adoption - required documents, entry in the Registry of the Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria, travel to Bulgaria, legal proceedings and required technical steps before leaving Bulgaria. You will also learn about the consequences of accepting or rejecting the proposal and what follows next.
Bulgaria is a member of the European Union and is situated in the South-Eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The country borders Greece and Turkey to the South, Macedonia and Serbia to the West, the Danube River and Romania to the North and the Black Sea to the East.
The country's population is 7.6 million people and its territory spans 110,912 sq. km.
This section contains information on the referrals (proposals) made by the IAC. This is the body within the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, which makes the referrals.
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In the spring of 2012 we received the greatest news of all – we were about to become parents of a little girl from Bulgaria. She had a difficult start in life and she was placed in a baby home in Sofia where she was waiting for her mum and dad to take her home. We received a picture where we saw a tiny little girl with brown curly hair and enormous brown eyes. She was so cute, so beautiful! Later it turned out that we both felt one and the same feeling simultaneously – yes, this is her, our daughter, and no one else!