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International adoption: conditions and procedures

Laws in the child’s national country must authorize international adoption, for it to be actually possible in France. It is true that some countries aren’t aware of this adoption institution.


International adoption: what is the procedure?

For international adoption, an administrative approval is required.


More information on international adoption ?

International conventions exist, which are related to adoption between France and some countries. Authorized organizations can help you with the procedures. Procedures vary depending on the child’s country of origin, which is going to be adopted.

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The process of adoption is often long and tedious. Do not hesitate to set an appointment with your notary, to find out the different ways of adopting. The latter shall explain the legal and tax consequences to you.

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