Specific requirements regarding the documents for inscription in the register that are prepared for the candidate-adopters with habitual place of residence in Austria:
1. An approval to adopt – issued by the regional Central Authority correspondent to the place of residence of the prospective adopters, in the form of a certificate of eligibility, also referred as “permission to take custody of a child”.
2. A document which certifies that the prospective adopters have not been deprived of parental rights, issued by the regional Central Authority correspondent to the place of residence of the prospective adopters, in the form of a certificate, or in the form of a statement included in the certificate of eligibility;
3. A Home study report about the candidate-adopters, prepared by a social worker from the local Youth Welfare Authority correspondent to the adopters’ place of residence; Whenever the Home study report has been prepared over a year ago, an updated report should be presented, or, if not possible – a document which certifies the lack of any changes in the circumstances described in the Home study report.
4. A document about the health condition of each of the adopters, prepared by a doctor and containing an evaluation of their physical and mental health based on diseases in the past or present. The documents also contain information regarding the presence/absence of chronic diseases, contagious venereal disease, AIDS, tuberculosis of other life-threatening illnesses. Those should have been issued up to one year before the time of filing the petition for registration;
5. Criminal record clearance about each of the prospective adopters, issued in the form of an extract from the Register of criminal records.
6. A marriage certificate – issued by the competent civil status office in the form of an extract from the marriage records;
7. Authorization of representation from the adopters to “Family National Association”;
8. A declaration of information under Art.20, clause 10 of Ordinance No.2/24.10.2014;
9. Copies of the prospective-adopters’ ID documents;