child adoptionThere are three sets of documents which will be needed for the adoption process in Thailand. Always speak to a lawyer when you are thinking about adopting as the process can become very complicated notwithstanding the fact that it takes about 2 years to complete an adoption in Thailand.

Home Study Report

The first document you will need is a home study report. This is done by a competent authority and will be an investigation not only into your mental but also your financial abilities. This is one of the most important reports in the adoption process. If you have ever purchased property and asked for a due diligence report on a property, then this would be the equivalent of a due diligence on you as a person. It’s just called a home study report in these circumstances.

They have to check your assets and financial standing. Also your reputation, where you live and how you live. The size of your family and your motivation and reasons for the adoption. If you are divorced, they will have to look at your previous marriages and also the relationship between you and you other family member including any children you already have.

Statement of Approval

Once you have a home study report, then you will also need a statement of approval from the competent authority. This will state that, in their opinion, you are qualified and capable of adopting a foreign child. This is a very important document and you will get this after the home study has been completed. In Thailand, this will be one of the documents required outside of the home study report.

Statement of Supervision

The final document is a statement of supervision from the competent authority as accepting responsibility for the pre-adoption placement and to provide the DSDW with three bi-monthly reports. The pre-adoption placement is a probationary period of at least 6 months.

Adoption Application

The adoption application form has to be completed with the competent authority and list further details of the person doing the adoption. The information required has been listed below:

– Copy of passport or identity card
– Copy of document certifying marriage or divorce (if any)
– Medical certificate verifying good physical/mental health indication
– Document certifying occupation and income
– Document certifying current financial status (dating back not more than six months);
– Document certifying assets owned
– Four photographs of the applicant and spouse
– Copy of law, regulation certifying the eligibility of the applicant to adopt a child
– Copy of law, regulation certifying the eligibility of an adopted child to enter country (visa)
– Letter of consent for adoption from the applicants’ spouse
– Copy of work permit of alien (if any); and work contract (expat based in Thailand)
– References certifying the suitability of the applicants for adoption from at least two persons
– Confirmation from the competent authority that the child will be legalized in your country
Police check / Criminal record from the country of domicile and residence

Those are the documents and information required for a successful adoption in Thailand. Should you require more information then contact a lawyer in Thailand or ask us on the chat messenger on the sidebar for more assistance and information.

 

 

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