CYPRUS ADOPTION GUIDE
Concept of emancipation and protection by law of Cyprus
A child in need of care can be placed in the following order, as a result of Cyprus
legislation: a foster family for children between 0 and 12 years, a family Relative
for children after 12 years in the House and one of the children for children aged 12 and
18, the best interest of the child is always to get a family.
In the case where it is established that a child is not adoptable in his/her country of origin, then
the child is taken under the care of the Director and of the social security services undertake
the responsibility for the child to be repatriated to the country of origin.
Some procedures are provided to determine whether the child is adoptable. A child is
adoptable if both biological parents or surviving parent have given their consent. the consent cannot be given only if at least three months have elapsed since the birth of the child.
In the case of international adoption we receive information about the child proposed for
adoption in conjunction with the confirmation by the Central Authority of the country of origin
that the child is adoptable.
Another procedure is provided for in the case of consent; the person whose consent is
required for the adoption social Assistant is recommended, the cessation of
legal relationship with the child and the irreversibility of the process. the consent
is given in legal form three months after the birth of the child so that the biological
parent can decide freely.
According to the law on Cyprus prospective adoptive parents are required to
Social Security Services informed of their intention.
The social worker is required to visit the premises where the child to be adopted is
going to live in the welfare Director has held talks with potential adoptive parents
separately and together. Issues relating to the couple's age, marital status of
couple, personal history, their income, their personalities, the duration of the marriage,
health status, the presence of other natural or adopted children and their previous
experience with children are evaluated. After investigating the admissibility of
adopters parents a written report within 6 months of receipt of the
application is granted for Welfare District Office who will decide.
In addition, the placement of messages are sent at intervals of six months for a period of two years
After the adoption and are transmitted to the central authorities of the country of origin.
All documents filed in Court are confidential and the demand for adoption is heard
and tried in private.
Cypriot law provides that at least one of the person who intends to adopt
should be 25 years. The adoption is not allow homosexuals and single people.
The Court may, while the demand for adoption is expected, to postpone its final decision
the application and adopt a provisional measure for giving custody of
less to the requestor for a probationary period not exceeding six months and on
those terms that the Court considers necessary regarding the maintenance, education
and overall well-being of the child.
After taking into consideration the age and degree of maturity of the child, the Central
the authorities of the host Member State shall consult the child and, where appropriate, may
get his/her consent for the adoption or other type of situation on the adoption. in
other words the adoption process of Cyprus expects to have an oral hearing or higher
one with the child if, at any time that his/her age of maturity allow this situation,
How to obtain his/her approval of their adoptive parents, the possibility of letting
your country, change their language, culture, etc.
The only reason to reject a decision of adoption is that it is manifestly contrary
public policy.The law on the adoption of the 1995 Cypriot provides that an application for adoption must be
presented by one or more persons, residents of the Republic of Cyprus, but are not
force to be citizens of Cyprus.
National adoption law of Cyprus also provides for the possibility of adopting a new
person who has already been adopted in the following cases and under the supervision of
Shorts: a child who has already been adopted by the spouse of the adoptive parent; the
former adoptive parent is dead; the first application was terminated.
The parent's consent to adoption may be given without the identity of the applicant
be known to that parent giving. Blank consent is permitted and in some
circumstances, the Court may dispense the necessary consent.
After reading considers rights protection within the Cypriot legislation, is
can determine that this legislation is balanced enough to the streets to protect
of rights. This law is more protective so determines an age to be
eligible for adoption. The rights of the child to be adopted and the right of parents to
the adoption of a legislation of Cyprus
Rights of parents
Welfare officers provide advice and preparation of candidates to adopt. These
the services are provided within the framework of the official Welfare obligation is
According to the law on the adoption by Cyprus and the Convention.
After the adoptive couple inform the Social Welfare of its intention to adopt,
parents have the right to discuss relevant issues for adoption with the Welfare
In official interviews, discussion about the information
parents need to adopt a child as follows: tell the child the truth, helping your child
to obtain information about his biological parents, keeping the non-critical attitude
toward biological parents and answers to questions and requests for information that the couple
The parents have the right to refer to the social worker for the district in
residing to request the preparation of a report must be indicated
Although they are not the people for the purpose of adoption. The social worker
must, within six months of receipt of the notice, serve applicants with a copy
a reasoned report.
Parents have the right to ask for welfare officers, where appropriate, their
services and post-release assistance of the order of adoption.
Rights of children
If the child involved is quite mature for his/her age has the right to be informed of
effects of adoption. The thoughts and wishes of children who have a mature age
will be respected by the courts.
Contact us, For first free advice, Speak to one of our highly qualified Caseworkers/solicitors/officers/ACCA on +44 (0)141 628 8277
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