Required documents

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ENTERING INTO THE REGISTER OF ADOPTION CANDIDATES

1. Application to the Ministry of Justice;
2. Permit to adopt a child under the laws of the country of habitual residence of the adoptive parent;
3. Document issued by a competent authority certifying that the decision of the Bulgarian court pertaining to the adoption will be recognized in the country of residence of the adoptive parent, except when they are habitually residing in a state party to the Hague Convention;
4. Document issued by a competent authority certifying that the adoptive parent has not been deprived of parental rights;
5. Social report;
6. Document reflecting the health status of the adoptive parent, as issued by e doctor and containing an assessment of the physical and mental health of the person on the grounds of current and past diseases; the document shall also include data regard the presence or absence of chronic diseases, infectious venereal diseases, AIDS, tuberculosis and other life-threatening diseases and must be issued no earlier than one year prior to the submission of the application;
7. Criminal record certificate of the adoptive parent;
8. Copy of an identity document;
9. Marriage certificate /in case the adoption applicants are spouses/;
10. Mediation contract with an accredited organization;
11. Power of attorney by the adoptive applicants to the organization for mediation in the international adoption procedure;
12. Document showing that the state fee has been paid.

The application under item 1 above shall contain the following requisites :
1. Brief presentation of the adoptive parent – name, nationality, citizenship, number of identity document, date and place of birth, country of habitual residence, permanent and current address;
2. Brief history of the family of the adoptive parent;
3. Information on the economic and social situation of the adoptive parent;
4. Information on the health status of the adoptive parent and the members of their family;
5. Information on the central authority or the accredited organization in the country of habitual residence of the adoptive parent and the accredited organization as per Art. 116 of the Family Code;
6. Characteristics of the child the adoptive parent would like to adept with relation to the authorization for adoption, including specifics regarding the child’s health status and/or development, which the adoptive parent would accept;
7. Ground for the adoption;
8. Date and signature.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR CONSENT TO ADOPTION

1. Written consent or refusal of the adoptive parent to the adoption within a period of two months from receiving the certificate allowing the adoption procedure to commence. Consent shall contain a statement by the adoptive parent that they are familiar with the health status of the child, that they are informed of the consequences pertaining to adoption, statement that they have made contact with the child, as well as a statement of consent to commence legal proceedings;
2. Declaration by the adoptive parent with a notarized signature that the child would not be subjected to experimental treatment and no parts of the child’s body would be used for donation purposes while the child is alive;
3. Declaration that the consent provided by the adoptive parent is not bound by material benefit;
4. Document certifying that a competent authority at the state of habitual residence of the adoptive child would carry out post-adoption monitoring of the child in question for a duration of two years after the adoption has been allowed.
5. Document showing that the state fee has been paid.

* Based on the date of registration of the application, the adoptive parent shall annually provide written confirmation of their desire to adopt a child habitually resident in the Republic of Bulgaria through the central authority or via an accredited organization as per Art. 116 of the Family Code. The declaration shall be presented in its original form and in an official translation in Bulgarian and shall contain a statement on the presence or absence of changes in the circumstances under which the adoption application was entered in the register, as well as the specific characteristics of the child they would like to adopt.