Full adoption conditions and procedures

Updated on Monday 4 April 2022

Full adoption creates a new bond of kinship between the adopter and the adoptee and cuts off all ties with the adoptee's original family (unlike simple adoption).


Full adoption and conditions

Full adoption is only possible in certain limited cases (including international adoptions, adoptions of French children who have been admitted as wards of the State).

What are the consequences for the adopted child when it comes to full adoption?

The adoptee changes family through full adoption.

If the adopted child is the one of the spouse?

In the event of adopting the spouse's child, full adoption allows legal ties to persist, uniting the child with the family of origin.

Get more information on the official website for information on adopting a child.