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International adoption


An administrative is required for international adoption.

The law in the country from which the child is originate must authorise the adoption in order for it to be possible in France.
Certain countries do not recognise adoption.

  • How get more informations ?

    • There are international agreements between France and certain countries relating to adoption. Authorised organisations are there to help you with the formalities . The procedures vary according to the country of origin of the child to be adopted.

    • Information is available from the International European Affairs Department at the French Ministry of Justice.


The adoption procedure is often long and difficult. Contact your notaire to discuss the various ways of adopting and he/she will explain the legal and tax consequences.

See also
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French property market report / N°37
Marius Kohler nouveau president des notaires d'europe - Janvier 2018
New Presidency of the CNUE
French property market report of Notaires de France - January 2018
French property market report / N°38