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Adoption Procedure

GROUP А. DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR ENTRY OF APPLICANTS' ADOPTION APPLICATION IN THE BULGARIAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE'S REGISTER

(i) Power of Attorney letter, certified by a Notary Public;
(ii) Home-study report (also called a Social Assessment Report);
(iii) Permission of eligibility to adopt a child of Bulgarian citizenship;
(iv) Certificate that the applicants have never had their parental rights revoked;
(v) When the applicants have their place of usual residence in a country, which is not part of the Hague Convention, an additional document, issued by a competent authority shall be provided, certifying that the Adoption Ruling of the Bulgarian court will be recognized in the adoptive parents' country of usual residence;   
(vi) Medical certificate concerning the physical and mental health of the applicants;
(vii) Certificates of no criminal record;
(viii) Birth certificates;
(ix) Marriage certificate (not applicable to single applicants);
(x) Adoption Application;
(xi) Affidavit of Names - in case applicants appear under different names in their adoption documentation;
(xii) Copy of applicants' Passports;
(xiii) Photos of applicants.

All above-mentioned documents (excluding the passports) shall bear an apostille stamped in applicants’ country of residence.

GROUP B. DOCUMENTS NECESSARY AFTER RECEIVING A REFERRAL FOR ADOPTION OF A PARTICULAR CHILD

(i) New medical certificates;
(ii) New Certificates of no criminal record;
(iii) Certificate pursuant to art. 17.c of the Hague Convention, issued by the respective Central Authority;
(iv) 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 adoption permission is granted.

GROUP C. DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE OFFICIAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE REFERAL OF A SPECIFIC CHILD

(i) Application with which the prospective adoptive parents express their wish to adopt the child;
(ii) Certificate, 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
(iii) Declaration by the adoptive parents with notary certification of their signatures that the child shall not be placed for re-adoption in case the law of their country of residence admits such possibility;
(iv) Declaration by the adoptive parents with notary certification of their signatures that the child shall not be subjected to experimental treatment and that during his/her lifetime parts of chld's body will never be donated;
(v) Declaration that the consent for adoption given by the applicants is not related to any material benefit;
(vi) Power of Attorney letter authorizing ANIDO's attorney to represent applicants during the court hearings for the adoption.

 

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Intercountry Adoption Council sessions

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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