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Organization of work

1. THE FOUNDATION and its specialists exercise in good faith their rights and obligations and their behaviors deserve the confidence and respect of the society. THE FOUNDATION ensures that the obligation of loyalty and respect of its specialists to THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS is respected. During the selection of its specialists THE FOUNDATION ensures these poses moral qualities, professional skills, experience and responsibility and makes sure these will not disclose information about THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS that they have learned on the occasion of working for THE FOUNDATION.

2. THE FOUNDATION respects the law and the international acts, respects the Bulgarian and foreign bodies and institutions and maintains respectable relations with the other accredited organizations.

3. THE FOUNDATION does not assign or transfer its permission for mediation for international adoptions.

4. THE FOUNDATION mentions the number of its permission in its correspondence, exchanged with THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS, bodies, institutions, organizations and third persons.

5. THE FOUNDATION keeps track of the respective terms and stages of the adoption procedure and takes necessary action with due care.

6. THE FOUNDATION provides necessary specialists (lawyers, physicians, psychologists, and pedagogues) with suitable skills in the field of the international adoption.

7. THE FOUNDATION places at a conspicuous place in its premises its permission for mediation for international adoptions, the list of countries it is entitled to work with, list of fees to be paid to the state and THE FOUNDATION. 8. THE FOUNDATION ensures suitable premises for the adoptive parents, providing best conditions for keeping the confidentiality of THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS' personalities, documentation and information.

9. THE FOUNDATION maintains a dossier of THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS, which is kept in by specially authorized person.

10. During the procedure the specialists, working for THE FOUNDATION, answer ADOPTIVE PARENTS' questions relevant to international adoption procedure as well as the relations between THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS and THE FOUNDATION.

11. PRIOR TO CONCLUDING THE CONTRACT THE FOUNDATION informs in details THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS about the the information under art. 18, paragraph 2 point 8, of Regulation No. 12/2009 of the Ministry of Justice, as follows:
    11.1. About FOUNDATION'S purposes and main subject of operation;
    11.2. Mediation permission, its validity term and rights conferred to the FOUNDATION;
    11.3. Exact amount of state fees as specified by state regulations as well as the necessary financial means for fulfilling the mediation;
    11.4. FOUNDATION'S work organization;
    11.5. Adoption procedure according to the Bulgarian law;
    11.6. Requirements to be met according to the law of ADOPTIVE PARENTS' state of usual residence;
    11.7. Documents required for adoption;
    11.8. Consequences from adoption according to the law of child's usual residence state (Bulgaria) and ADOPTIVE PARENTS' usual residence state;
    11.9. Other circumstances of significant importance for relations between FOUNDATION and ADOPTIVE PARENTS; The ADOPTIVE PARENTS are informed about their right to bring signal against FOUNDATION'S actions or lack of actions as well as to make proposal with respect to FOUNDATION'S operation improving;

THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS usually residing abroad to the full adoption of a Child usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria,

12. THE FOUNDATION fulfills the entire activity for mediation for international adoptions by THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS usually residing abroad that wish the full adoption of a Child usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria or THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria that wish to adopt a Child usually residing abroad. This procedure includes: taking of all necessary actions for entry of the Adoptive Parents in the respective registers of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria; consulting, requirement of necessary documents, elaborated in the required form, translation and certification and filing of the Adoptive Parents' documents, the adoption application and all other information necessary for protection of the child's interests; receiving, translation and submission a report about the adoptive child's personal data, health condition, social status, photograph and, if needed video and other materials about the child; giving to the persones usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria, wishing to adopt a child usually residing abroad, the information, submitted by the respective body or organization, about the specific child; mediation for establishment of contact between the determined Adoptive Parents and adoptive child; preparation and filing of an adoption application together with the entire dossier; mediation for carrying out and ensuring the representation of Adoptive Parents before the Ministry of Justice, Council for International Adoptions, competent Bulgarian Court, municipality, police, respective Embassy of the accepting country or the Central Body and the other competent bodies of the country of origin of the foreign child, as well as with all other Bulgarian and foreign bodies and institutions, relevant to all stages of carrying out the procedure of international adoption in the Republic of Bulgaria or the respective country of origin of the child; mediation for the issue of a permission for the child to leave the country of origin and to enter the accepting country, as well as for the permission for permanent residence of the child in the respective country; ensuring security and proper transport conditions for the child and, upon Adoptive Parents' decisions, transport or accompanying of the child; cooperates for the taking of actions for return of the child to the country of origin, if the decision of the competent body of the country of origin is not recognized in the accepting country until one year as of its enforcement, and control of the child's condition during this period.

13. THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS have to meet the requirements of the law of their permanent residence relevant to permission for adoption of a child, and they have to inform within 30-days THE FOUNDATION when circumstances, relevant to their ability to become Adoptive Parents, change. THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS have to help THE FOUNDATION to fulfill its pre-adoption, adoption and post-adoption activity for mediation for international adoptions, as required by the law. THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS have to obtain the necessary documents for the adoption procedure within the term specified by THE FOUNDATION, which meets the terms mentioned by the Bulgarian law. THE FOUNDATION has to receive the documents in such a manner to have enough time to proceed to the translation and to submit the documents to the respective bodies within the terms specified for the procedure. THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS have to specify their telephone number (cellular, if available), address, e-mail address or other contact in order to maintain permanent contact with THE FOUNDATION and to enable it to fulfill its obligation for giving information about the progress of the procedure, as well as to require documents, to take actions upon meeting the terms specified in the regulations for international adoptions.

14. Every six months during a period of 2 years AFTER THE ADOPTION, THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS have to send POST PLACEMENT REPORTS to THE FOUNDATION about the child's adaptation, elaborated by the social service at the place of residence of THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS or the foreign organization that carried out the mediation. THE FOUNDATION submit, to the Ministry of Justice the POST PLACEMENT REPORTS concerning the conditions of life, the progress, the level of physical, mental and emotional development of the child, his/her attachment to the adoptive parents, the parent’s care and abilities, the measures to promote the cultural identity of the child and others;

Here you can find a table for the costs and fees related to intercountry adoption according to the sample from Hague Conference on Private International Law