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Legal requirements to people usually residing abroad wishing to adopti in Bulgaria Bulgarian or foreign child usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria, under the conditions of full adoption;

Eligible for adoptive parents usually residing abroad of Bulgarian or foreign child usually residing in Republic of Bulgariaunder the conditions of full adoption are the people usually residing abroad , who:

1. They shall have obtained a permission for adoption under THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS' law of permanent residence; The permission / permissions/ for adoption, issued by the competent body of the respective country, certifies the eligibility to apply for adoption;

2.They have been entered in THE REGISTER for people usually residing abroad, wishing to adopt under the conditions of full adoption, provided they meet the requirements of the Family Code of the Republic of Bulgaria;

3. Eligible for adoption is only an efficient person, who is not deprived of parenting rights; They shall not be deprived of their parental rights;

4.The age difference between THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS and the adoptive children is to be at least 15 years;

5. Eligible for adoption are single persons or only two legally married persons;

6. Eligible for adoption is only an efficient person over 18-year old;

7. They shall not be convicted;

8. They shall not suffer from life-threatening illnesses, or chronic and contagious diseases;

9. They shall present all necessary documents, required under the Bulgarian legislation

10. People usually residing abroad are entitled to adopt Bulgarian or foreign child usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria , who have been entered in the register of children eligible to be adopted under the conditions of full adoption by persons usually residing abroad near the Ministry of Justice.

Registers:

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria, in its capacity of International Adoption Central Body, maintains the following registers:

1. REGISTER of children, eligible to be adopted under the conditions of full adoption by persons usually residing abroad;

2. REGISTER of adoptive parents, usually residing abroad and applying to adopt, under the conditions of full adoption, Bulgarian or foreign child usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria;

3. REGISTER of adoptive parents usually residing in Republic of Bulgaria and applying to adopt child usually residing abroad;

4. PUBLIC REGISTER of organizations accredited to provide agency for international adoption.