Adoption from Portugal

It is the goal of an agency like ours to offer as many adoption opportunities as we can to prospective adoptive parents. Working with countries where the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) regulates Intercountry adoption processing ensures a fair and clear process. Besides the Hague Convention it is also Federal law which regulates adoption in Portugal. Continue reading

Adoption from Poland

Adoption Opportunities is alway looking for new countries to work with in an effort to give more prospective adoptive parents the possibility to become parents. We are pleased to announce that Adoption Opportunities has now been accredited in Poland. We are currently ironing out the last details and will be in a position to give our PAPs all information they might be looking for. Continue reading

Adoption from Latvia

Adoption Opportunities has been accredited by the Central Authority of Latvia.

Latvia is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).  Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Latvia. Continue reading

Adoption from India

Update May 2017 – Adoption Opportunities is currently awaiting further instructions to obtain accreditation

The 2015 revised ‘Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children‘ (the “Guidelines”) have replaced the ones drafted in 2011 due to the minimal amounts of adoptions processed in the country. These guidelines give paramount important to the child’s best interests which is always kept at the basis of every process of an adoption placement.

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The Guidelines put forward a number of eligibility criteria relating to characteristics of the Prospective Adoptive Parents (the “PAPs”) in order to safeguard the best interests of the prospective children to be adopted. These are the below: Continue reading

Adoption in the United States of America

Update June 2017 – This program is currently on hold.

Legal Framework: Each year thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad and many families in other countries adopt U.S. children. This situation called “an international adoption” happens when an individual or a couple becomes the legal permanent parent(s) of a child who is a national of another country. Whether it is domestic or international adoption, both consists of the legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from a child’s biological parents (or other guardian) to a new parent(s). Continue reading

Adoptions from Bulgaria

Update April 2017 – Adoption Opportunities from Bulgaria are now a reality, real all about it on our page about Bulgaria.

Update April 2017 – This program is currently on hold

Adoptions from Bulgaria are fairly similar to the adoption opportunities in Malta. This is due to the fact that both states are parties to the Hague Convention which was signed in the Netherlands in 1993. Under the provisions contemplated in the said convention, for a child to be eligible for intercountry adoption, s/he must have first been ‘rejected’ for adoption by 3 Bulgarian families prior to the child being eligible for intercountry adoptions. Unlike is the case with adoption opportunities in Malta, for adoptions from Bulgaria, an applicant for adoption must be at least 15 years older than the person to be adopted but shall not be more than 45 years older than him/her. Continue reading

Adoptions from Ukraine

Update June 2017 – This program is currently on hold

Ukraine is not a signatory state to the Hague Convention and therefore, their procedure for adoption is fairly different. It is so different that in fact, there is none. In order for a person to adopt a child from the Ukraine, s/he must register with the Kiev Adoption Centre found in order to commence adoption proceedings.

There are a number of requirements which one must adhere to in order to adopt a child from the Ukraine. The adoption centre allows inter-country adoptions provided that the prospective parents have fulfilled the necessary requirements needed in order to be capable of adopting. Continue reading

First course

Part of any adoption process is attending a course that is focused on widening their knowledge regarding many issues and on providing a supportive network between prospective parents.

As a newly accredited agency, Adoption Opportunities is organizing their own courses. This training is a requirement from the Central Authority on Malta and will be given by our own professional social workers. Continue reading