Are you a foreigner married to a Romanian thinking of adopting a Romanian child? Then why don’t you start immediately with the formalities.
The intercountry adoption of a child who is resident in Romania by a person/family who is resident in another country shall be approved only in the following cases:
1. the adopter or one of the adoptive family spouses is related into a fourth degree of kinship to the child from whom the domestic adoption procedure has been approved;
2. the adopter or one of the adoptive family spouses is a Romanian citizen;
3. the adopter is the spouse of the child natural parent.
Intercountry adoption involves the child’s moving to the receiving country after the adoption order is given by the Romanian courts.
Applications submitted by persons or families who are habitually residents in another country, which is a state party to the Hague Convention, and who want to adopt a Romanian child shall be sent to the Office through the competent central authorities of the respective country or through its accredited organisations.
The adopter’s or adoptive family’s application shall be registered with the Office only if the competent central authority from the receiving country or the legally accredited and authorised organisations confirm that:
- the adopter or the adoptive family meets the eligibility criteria for adoption and is suitable to adopt as according to the applicable laws of the receiving country;
- the adopter or the adoptive family has benefited from adoption counselling in the receiving country;
- the child’s post-adoption progress will be monitored for at least two years;
- post-adoption services are provided for the child and family in the receiving country.
Applications shall be sent to the Office together with the documents hereunder:
- A report made by the competent authorities in the receiving country, comprising information about the identity of the persons wanting to adopt, their capacity and ability to adopt, their personal, family, material and medical situation, the social background, reasons for adopting a child from Romania as well as about the children they could adopt; the conclusions of the report shall be supported by documents released by the competent authorities from the receiving country;
- Authenticated copy and certified translation into Romanian of the prospective adopters’ birth and marriage certificates and identity papers;
- Police clearance certificate of prospective adopters and of the spouse who will not adopt;
- Separate medical report for each adopter and, if applicable, the medical report regarding the mental illness of the spouse who will not adopt.
The trial should last no more than 1-2 months.
Our office can help you with adoption regarding consultancy/representation before courts/authority of adoption in Romania (ORA) – Romanian Office for Adoption/regarding the documents needed before courts/Romanian Office for Adoption (with headquarters in Bucharest).
The office is situated in Bucharest but for further details navigate the site http://www.adoptiiromania.ro/contact.html
Our law office collaborate with international agency such as ARAI (Agenzia di adozione da Italia) and has experience in working with Romanian Office for Adoption and with Romanian Courts. Choosing a local lawyer with experience in adoption could help you finish the procedure easier and faster.
Contacting a local lawyer from Romania the fees are lower than contacting a lawyer from your country. Besides the local lawyer knows the Romanian law and the national lawyer should also contact a Romanian lawyer and practically the fee doubles.
Please contact you local agency for costs regarding the adoption procedure in you country since starting this procedure is connected with relations between the local agency and the Romanian agency.
The lawyer fee is approximately 1.000 Euro.