Adoption from Bulgaria - Family National Association

Required documents

 The prospective adopters with habitual place of residence in Finland should obtain the following documents in view of their inscription in the register of candidate-adopters with habitual place of residence in a foreign country:

1. Permission for adoption - issued by the Adoption Board;


2. Document, certifying that the candidate-adoptive parents have not been deprived of their parental rights - issued by the competent adoption service provider (the Municipal social office or the adoption agency);


3. Home study report - prepared by a social worker at the municipal social office or by an employee of the licensed accredited agency who has appropriate qualifications. The report is valid for a period of 2 years, after which it should be updated. The report should also be updated whenever a significant change in the circumstances around the prospective adopters occurs;

4. Updated Home study report or a document certifying the lack of any changes in the circumstances described in the report – the authority competent to issue this document is the same specialist who prepared the initial Home study report;


5. Documents about the adopters’ health condition – issued by a Doctor of Medicine;


6. Documents regarding the adopters’ criminal record - issued by the Legal Register Centre at the Ministry of Justice of Finland;


7. Marriage certificate (for married prospective adopters) - issued in the form of a reference/extract from the Population Information System (Population register);



8. Authorization of representation from the candidate-adopters to the Bulgarian accredited agency that represents them;


9. Declaration of information from the candidate-adopters under Art.20, clause 10 of Ordinance No.2/24.10.2014;


10. Declaration from the candidate-adopters regarding the characteristics of the child they would like to adopt and their motivation for adoption; 

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