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Adoption

According to the relevant Legislation, the Social Welfare Services aim to safeguard the best interests and rights of children, before and after the adoption takes place. The Social Welfare Services΄ main responsibilities during the adoption process are:

  • To investigate whether an individual or a family are eligible to become adoptive parents.
  • To safeguard the best interests of children as soon as the application for adoption is submitted to the Court.
  • To submit to the Court a report indicating whether the adoption is in the best interests of a child.
  • To act as a temporary guardian to a child and to submit to the Court the report in order to issue the adoption order.
  • Post adoption councelling.


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