Adoption from Bulgaria - Family National Association

Requirements for Candidates

 Requirements towards the candidate-adopters, as per the Finnish legislation:

Both single candidates and married couples can apply for adoption. Two people, who are not spouses, could not adopt a child together. Spouses could only adopt a child together.

An exception from the above-stated requirement could be made in the following cases: a/ whenever one of the spouses is adopting his/her spouse’s child; b/ whenever the candidate is adopting their own child, who had been adopted by another person before that; c/ whenever one of the spouses is adopting a child on their own in case that the other spouse could not validly express their will due to a disease or disability; d/ whenever one of the spouses is adopting on their own since the whereabouts of the other spouse are unknown. In the first two situations the legislation requires that the other spouse has given their consent for the planned adoption.

Adopters should have reached the minimum age of 25 years. Whenever the adoptee is a minor child, the adopters’ maximum age is 50 years. Exceptions from this rule are possible in the following situations: 1/ whenever the adopted child is the biological child of the adopter’s spouse or the adopter’s own child, who had been adopted by another person; 2/ a relationship that can be compared to the relationship between a child and a parent has been established between the adopter and the adoptee; 3/ there are some other reasonable grounds for the admission of the adoption, based on the child’s best interest. The adoption of a minor child can be permitted even when the adopter is 50 years old or above that age, provided that the adopter had not reached the age of 50 years at the time of receiving the referral for adoption.

The required age difference is the following: In cases of adoption of a minor child, the age difference between the adopter and the adoptee should be at least 18 years and should not exceed 45 years. The adoption could be permitted regardless of whether the age difference is greater or smaller than the above-stated whenever: 1/ the adoptee is the biological child of the adopter’s spouse or the adopter’s own child, who had been adopted by another person; 2/ a relationship that can be compared to the relationship between a child and a parent has been established between the adopter and the adoptee; 3/ there are some other reasonable grounds for the admission of the adoption, based on the child’s best interest.

 

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