Today, February 17, 2016 Ministry of Justice published on their website lists of active files and active candidate-adopters, submitted in the register for international adoption until the end of 2014. AMOR is in procedure of translation lists and will promptly publish the actual information.
Meeting with the Ministry of Justice on 13 of November, 2015
On November 13, 2015 was held a meeting between the accredited agencies and the Ministry of Justice.
• The announced statistics shows that in the period from January 1, 2015 to November 10, 2015, about 500 dossiers of children have been received at the Ministry of Justice for the purposes of registration. From these 500 dossiers 480 children are signed in the register.
• For 205 children from these 480 special measures are undertaken and the Intercountry Adoption Council ordered the uploading of their profiles on the webpage of the Ministry of Justice. This means that almost 40% from the children are with special needs or sibling groups at higher age.
• There are 62 dossiers at the moment of children, which will be examined at the remaining 7 sessions of the Intercountry Adoption Council which should take place by the end of 2015. Of those: 32 children aged up to 3 years, 3 children aged 3-5 years, 9 children aged 5-9 years and 18 children above the age of 10 years.
There are about 1400 active applications of waiting candidate-adopters: of those about 1000 are candidates waiting for children aged 0-5 years and there are only 34 candidates waiting for children aged 9-12 years.
It was announced that a working group is working actively on some changes in the Family Code. Those changes will mostly be related to the possibility for adopted children, respectively their adoptive parents, who could represent them, to seek information about the children’s biological family and origin. A very important change will be the elimination of the subjective judgment of children’s social workers regarding the adoptability of the children placed in foster families and Centers for Placing from Family Type and for those children to be subjected to compulsory inscription in the register for adoption as soon as certain objective conditions occur. This will certainly increase the number of the children that are registered for adoption.