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Declaration of adoption applicants that they are willing to adopt the child proposed to them.

If you are interested in adopting a child from abroad and a child can be proposed for adoption, you will be asked by the foreign agency to make a declaration that you are willing to adopt that child.

A certain form is prescribed for this declaration. The declaration must be "publicly notarized". This notarization can be done in a notary's office or in a youth welfare office. The notarization in the Youth Welfare Office is free of charge. There are costs for notarization in a notary's office.

If you agree to adopt the child proposed to you, you are obliged to reimburse various public benefits provided to the child. This obligation exists for a maximum of six years and ends with an adoption of the child.

There is no obligation to reimburse services provided to the child if the child is already living in your household but has not yet been adopted. In these cases, you only have to pay a cost contribution to the extent that parents would have to. The same applies to benefits that would also have to be granted if the child were already living in your household.

Process flow

  • If the foreign placement office has asked you to submit a declaration in accordance with § 7 Abs. 1 AdÜbAG and you are willing to adopt the child proposed to you, please contact the office where you would like to have the notarization carried out.
    It is most advantageous if an appointment is made with the body that is to take up the certificate. Before notarization, the person who takes up the document informs about the legal consequences of the notarization.
  • As a rule, the notarization can be done immediately.
  • The certificate will be sent to the foreign exchange.

Who should I contact?

The declaration of willingness to adopt a child can be certified in a youth welfare office or in a notary's office.

Requirements

  • As part of the adoption procedure, the foreign placement office must have asked you to submit a declaration in accordance with § 7 (1) AdÜbAG and you must be prepared to adopt the child proposed to you.

§ 7(1) adoption convention implementation law (AdÜbAG)

Which documents are required?

For the notarization, the identity must be proven. You must therefore be able to identify yourself with an identity card, passport or comparable documents.

What are the fees?

Notarial certification costs are incurred in accordance with the applicable fee schedule. The exact amount of the costs can be communicated by the notary's office before notarization.

The public certification of the declaration before the notary of a youth welfare office is free of charge.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

If the foreign agency asks you to notar your declaration, it will set you a deadline by which the notarization must take place. If you are unable to meet this deadline for compelling reasons, but wish to adopt the child proposed to you, you must contact the foreign agency for an extension of the deadline.

Processing duration

The necessary legal instructions and questions, which may be asked before the notarization, require a time expenditure. The time required is different in each individual case. In addition, there is a possible waiting time on site.

  • It is advisable to make an appointment for the notarization.

Applications / forms

none

Appeal

No remedy

What else should I know?

The declaration of willingness to adopt a child must be publicly certified. This is possible in a notary's office and in a youth welfare office.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony MInisterium for Social Affairs, Health and Equality

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Jugend

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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