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Child adoption services

What are the stages of the adoption process?

Registration of a parent-candidate;

Determining whether adoption is in the best interests of the child;

Accepting a court decision on adoption.

 

How is adoption determined in the best interests of the child?

Registration of a parent-candidate;

Conducting an interview with the person(s) who wants to adopt;

Involvement of parents-candidates in trainings;

Selection of a child suitable for a parent-candidate, a parent-candidate suitable for a child;

Organization of parent-candidate meetings with the child in the institution where the child is located;

Temporary placement of the child in the apartment of the adoptive parent-candidate.

 

What documents are required for registration of parents-candidates in the adoption process?

Application of the parent-candidate and persons living with him / her (common household) (certified by a notarized electronic signature);

Personal information about parents-candidates (surname, name, patronymic, sex, date of birth, place of birth, FIN, place of residence, including actual place of residence (address), citizenship)

Health certificate of the State Agency for Compulsory Medical Insurance on the basis of a visual medical examination of the parent-candidate on the presence of diseases that do not allow adoption (including the opinion of a psychiatrist) about himself and his cohabitants; information on marital status (number and date of marriage or divorce certificate);

Information on place of work (including position), salary and other income (including bank statement for the last 12 months);

Information on owned real estate, including vehicles;

Information on conviction (date of conviction, type and duration of sentence, date of release, grounds for release);

Information on alimony, credit and other obligations;

In case of adoption of a close relative (sister, brother, granddaughter, brother or sister's child, parents' sister or nephew's children) - information on confirmation of kinship (copy of birth certificate);

In the case of foreigners and stateless persons also - information on the migration document (number, date of issue, validity period, basis for issuance)

Note 1: These documents are obtained on the basis of information integrated into the subsystem by the relevant authorities.

If it is not possible to obtain this information from information systems, the submission of these documents shall be requested from the relevant authority upon the request of the citizen or provided by the citizen.

Note 2: Additional documents and information may be obtained with the consent of the parents-candidates, family members, as well as persons living with them, in order to determine whether the adoption is in the best interests of the child.

 

What is the minimum age for adoption?

It is considered to be 25 years for married people and 30 years for non-married people. (Except for stepfather (stepmother), as well as close relatives (siblings, grandparents, parents' sisters, brothers, their children)

Note: In cases where it is considered excused, this age limit may be increased or decreased by the court.

 

What is the age difference between the parent-candidate and the child he or she wants to adopt?

The age difference between the parent-candidate and the child he / she wants to adopt should not be less than 18.

(Except for stepfather (stepmother), as well as close relatives (siblings, grandparents, parents' sisters, brothers, their children)

Note: In cases that are considered excused, this age limit may be increased or decreased by the court.

 

Who cannot adopt a child?

Persons who are considered incapable or have limited legal capacity by the court;

 Persons deprived of parental rights by a court or whose parental rights have been restricted;

Persons dismissed from the positions of guardians or trustees for failure to perform the duties assigned to them by law;

Persons who have previously been found guilty by a court and whose right has been revoked; Persons who are unable to perform parental duties due to their health;

Intentional serious or especially serious crimes against peace and humanity, public safety and public morality, life and health, personal freedom and dignity, sexual inviolability and sexual freedom of the individual, minors and family relations, regardless of the removal and payment of the sentence; persons convicted for and persons who have been terminated without justification for criminal prosecution for committing these crimes;

Persons in respect of whom criminal proceedings are being conducted, during the period of criminal prosecution;

Unmarried foreigners and stateless persons.

What diseases can people with diseases not be able to adopt?

Tuberculosis in persons belonging to groups I, II and V of dispensary observation;

All types of infectious diseases;

Grade III and IV malignancies, regardless of localization;

Mental and behavioral disorders until the end of the dispensary observation;

Drug addiction, drug addiction and alcoholism.

 

What should be the average monthly income per capita in the family to adopt a child?

The average monthly income per capita in a family should not be less than the amount of the national subsistence minimum, including the child to be adopted for each member of the family. (Except for stepfather (stepmother) and close relatives (siblings, grandparents, parents' sisters, brothers, their children)

The average monthly per capita income of foreigners and stateless persons wishing to adopt a child should not be less than twice the average monthly salary of the country of citizenship.

 

What steps are not taken when a child is adopted by a stepfather or stepmother?

Interviewing a person (persons) wishing to adopt a child;

Involvement of the person (persons) wishing to adopt in the trainings;

Selection of a child suitable for the person to be adopted, a parent suitable for the adopted child;

Arranging a meeting of the adopted person (persons) wishing to adopt with the adopted child at the institution where the child is located;

Placement of the adopted child in the house of the person (persons) wishing to adopt the child during the probationary period.

Note 1: There is no income requirement in relation to the stepfather (mother). At the same time, the lower age limit of the parent-candidate), as well as the age difference between the child and the parent-candidate are not taken into account.

Note 2: The stepfather (mother) who wants to adopt a child who has died from both parents is subject to registration, interview, training, meeting with the child, probationary period (ie all stages).

 

What stages do not apply to the adoption of a child by mutual consent of non-relatives?

Selection of a suitable child for a parent candidate;

Meeting of the parent candidate with the child in the institution.

 

In what cases is parental consent not required in the adoption process?

If the parents have been deprived of parental rights and a period of 1 year has elapsed or they are considered incapable or unaccounted for in accordance with the law;

If the parents do not live with the child for more than 6 months, refuse to participate in his upbringing or custody despite the warning of the guardianship and custody authorities, and do not show parental attention and care to the child.

 

What is the procedure for interviewing parents-candidates?

Within 10 working days after the registration of the parent-candidate, an interview is conducted by the social worker for work with parents of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection at the home of the parent-candidate. At the end of the interview, the social worker for children examines the financial and living conditions of the parent-candidate.

 

What is the duration of the training for parents-candidates?

Parents-candidates who pass the interview are involved in trainings lasting no more than 30 (thirty) days.

Note: Foreigners and stateless persons who submit a document confirming the adoption training in their home country are not involved in the training.

Note: Participation in trainings is mandatory.

 

What is the duration of the child's meeting with the parent-candidate in the institution where the child is located?

Meetings are held for 2 (two) months with at least 40 (forty) hours per month. In the case of children under the age of 0-1, the duration of the meeting may be reduced from 20 (twenty) days to 12 (twelve) hours.

Note: Foreigners and stateless persons living outside the Republic of Azerbaijan must meet with children in institutions for a total of 40 hours within 2 weeks.

 

How is a child temporarily placed in the home of a parent-candidate for a probationary period?

According to the results of the parent-candidate meetings, the child is temporarily placed in the parent-candidate's house for a probationary period of 3 (three) months on the basis of an agreement between the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the parent-candidate.

 

What is the period of monitoring?

After the court decision on adoption comes into force, it is carried out quarterly in the first year until the child reaches the age of 18, and once a year in subsequent years.

You need to know

The application for adoption is made in the following form:

  1. A parent-candidate who does not want to adopt a child shall apply to the notary body together with himself / herself and persons over 18 years of age living with him / her, and an application for adoption shall be received.
  2. After the notarized application is transferred to the subsystem through the “Electronic notary” information system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the parent-candidate shall apply for adoption on the “e-social.az” internet portal of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population. A personal account is created by registering in the "Children and Adoption Subsystem".
  3. After creating a personal account and registering, the parent-candidate must approach the following medical institutions with a medical certificate from the city / district hospital (polyclinic) where he / she is registered to obtain certificates as a result of visual medical examination:

Persons registered in Baku to City Polyclinic No. 5 (address: 42 Bakikhanov Street, Baku) and other persons registered in the city / district to the Republican Clinical Hospital named after Academician MA Mirgasimov (address: Baku, Abbas Mirza Sharifzade 762)

  1. The parent-candidate enters the relevant documents in the personal account, fills out and approves the application form. The approved application is forwarded to the Social Services Agency for consideration. The parent-candidate is registered by the Social Services Agency.

If the application of the parent-candidate reveals violations of the law, the parent-candidate shall not be admitted to other stages.

 

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