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Programme International Conference - Policies and Perspectives of the development of Intercountry Adoptions in Bulgariа - 19 March 2009

NTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Policies and Perspectives of the development of Intercountry Adoptions in Bulgaria
19 March 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria

08.45 – 09.20 Registration (Royal III Hall, Sheraton Hotel)

09.20 – 09.30 Introduction
Goals of the Conference. Introduction of participants

09.30 – 10.00 Opening of the Conference.
Welcoming remarks by Mrs. Miglena Tacheva, Minister of Justice
Welcoming remarks by H.E. Mr. Stefano Benazzo, Ambassador of Republic of Italy to Bulgaria

10.00 – 10.40 Summary of the latest developments in the area of intercountry adoptions Mrs. Ilonka Raichinova, Deputy Minister of Justice and Chair of the Intercountry Adoptions Council

10.40 – 11.10 Children deprived of parental care and their upbringing in specialized institutions
Mrs. Stefka Djankova MD, Director of Home for Medical and Social Care of Children in the town of Varna
Mrs. Evgenia Georgieva MD, Director of Home for Medical and Social Care of Children in the town of Dobrich

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee-break (Royal I + II Hall, Sheraton Hotel)

11.30 – 11.50 The Ministry of Justice and Bulgarian Accredited Adoption Organizations. Unity, partnership and team work in the intercountry adoption procedures.
Mr. Nikolai Elenkov, Chair of the Management Board of Association of the Accredited Adoption Organizations

11.50 – 12.20 The new Family Code – pros and cons and amendments, governing intercountry adoptions
Prof. Tzanka Tzankova, LL.D., A.M.

12.20 – 12.40 Legislative Practice and Intercountry Adoption Procedure
Judge Maria Georgieva, Sofia City Court

12.40 – 13.00 Priority procedures for adoption of special needs children. Registration process for special needs children at the Ministry of Justice. New opportunities. Necessity of receiving additional and updated information
Mrs. Milena Kuzeva, member of the Association of the Accredited Adoption Organizations

13.00 – 13.30 Foreign experience in adoption of special needs children
Mr. Nils Karlström, Aadoptionscentrum – Swedish Accredited Organization

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch (Royal II Hall, Sheraton Hotel)

15.00– 16.00 Discussion on intercountry adoption matters between the foreign Accredited Organizations and the Bulgarian Central Authority

16.00 – 18.00 Discussion on intercountry adoption matters between the foreign Central Authorities and the Bulgarian Central Authority

18.00 Official Closing of the Conference

18.30 Cocktail (Royal I + II Hall, Sheraton Hotel)