Colombian Family Welfare Institute - ICBF Colombia



Adoptions

Adoption is an act of love.

The goal of the adoption proccess is “the establishment of a true family such as the one that exists between the people united by blood ties with all the rights and duties that they share.  - Sentences C 562 of 1995, C. 477-1999.

>> Orientation Guide for Adoption in Colombia
Defintion of Adoption
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According to the Article 88 of Decree 2737 of 1989 – Minor Code – The adoption concept is defined as: “A protection action under the supreme vigilance of the State, which establish in an irrevocable way, the paternal- filial relation between the people who do not have it by nature”.

Adoption is a mechanism which tries to materialize the right of the child to have a family: Therefore the institution is structured to preserve always the superior interest of the child and his rights prevail over those of the others - CP Art. 42- .

The goal of adoption is “the establishment of a true family such as the one that exists between the people united by blood ties with all the rights and duties that they share. "Because of the adoption, the adopting party is obliged to take care and assist the adoptive child, to educate him, to support him, to love him and to supply him all the necessary conditions to grow up in a welfare environment, affection and solidarity".- Sentences C 562 of 1995, C. 477-1999.


Gratuitousness of the adoption
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The adoption has two phases:
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Legal Guidelines
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¿Who can adopt according to the law?
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¿Who can be adopted?
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Adoption Forms and Information Centers
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Documentation Required for adoption by the ICBF and Authorized Institutions
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If the adopting parties are colombians living abroad, besides the above requirements they must attach:
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