At any time within the opening hours of shops.
1. Application procedure, organized according to the guidelines of the competent authority of the country where you reside, and that articulate with the central authority of another country.
If the application is accepted by the central authority: 2. Inclusion on the list of candidates for international adoption residing abroad (database which is made to research candidates for referred children for international adoption).
The application process for international adoption has no cost, however, applicants must take into account the requirements of the country of origin of the child or young person looking to adopt, as well as the formalities to process organization.
In this sense, they may need to take the following costs:
- Legalization and translation of documents that constitute your application;
- Travel to the country of origin of the child or young person;
- Services of lawyers, translators / interpreters;
- Documents of issue.
About six months.
International adoption is characterized by the removal of a child, their country of habitual residence to another country as a result of its adoption, or in order to be adopted by people residing there. Always involves a process of cooperation between two states: the State and the State receiving the child. Portugal is both country of origin and the host country of children.
Portugal as a country of origin
The children referred to international adoption are subject, in terms of life of project definition, the same criteria of the children referred to national adoption. It does not allow placing of children abroad with a view to adoption, when feasible show its adoption at national level.
Portugal as a host country
Candidates for adopters of a child from another country, are subject to the same evaluation process to the national adoption. For international adoption still evaluating It is the applicants' ability to deal with cultural differences (language, customs, religion, ethnicity) in order to facilitate family integration of children.
Line Social Security
Phone 300 502 502 Website Link Schedule Weekdays, from 09: 00h to 17.00h.
You can initiate an application process international adoption in several countries at the same time, provided it meets the requirements. It may also be initiated at the same time, a national application process (full or restricted adopting) and international, since two applications are displayed.
They can be adopted by residents abroad, children or young people with a court decision on promotion measure of application and the person reliable protection selected for adoption or institution with a view to future adoption, or judicial trust, and whose adoption in Portugal it does not present a viable timely.
They are usually sent for international adoption:
- Children up to 9 years with health problems and / or phratries;
- Children from 10 to 15 years without health problems.
Can be adopted by residents in Portugal, children from abroad that the central authorities, or the authorities of your country, consider in a situation of international adoptability and refer to the adoption by applicants residing in Portugal.
For additional information on countries, particularly in terms of the requirements and procedures, see the website of the Social Security .