Recent figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia show that 45 adoptions were recorded in the country in 2018. Before their adoption 31 of these children lived in Slovenia, while 14 children were adopted from abroad, coming from eight different countries. In 24 of these 45 cases the child was adopted by a couple, got two new parents, while in 20 cases the child was adopted by a spouse/partner of the child’s biological parent, a so-called partner adoption.
As this latter might be of interest to our readers, we got in touch the a local Center za socialno delo and found out what papers are needed if you plan on adopting you’re Slovenian’s partner’s child. Not that the whole process can take up to one year, and that some of the documents (such as health and criminal background) should be no more than six months old.
The eight documents needed are:
Izisek iz rojstne matične knjige – Birth certificate
Izpisek iz poročne knjige – Marriage certificate
Potrdilo o nekaznovanju – Criminal record check
Potrdilo o tem, da ni vložena pravnomočna obtožnica in bila izdana obsodilna sobda – Certificate showing you have not been convicted of a crime (if you have no convictions, this is covered by the criminal record check)
Zdavniško potrdilo – Health test (including a thorough drug test)
Potrdilo o državljanstvu – Citizenship papers (passport)
Potrdilo o zaposlitvi in obseme dohodku za zadnje tri mesece – Details of your employment and income for previous three months
Potrdilo, da vlagateljema niso bile odvzete roditeljske pravice oz. nista postavljena pod skrbništvo – A certificate showing that you have not lost your parental rights (not available in all countries)