Adoption

Authorized Organizations

As of August 1st, 2006 no further authorization for inter-country adoption in Lithuania shall be granted to foreign institutions. In accordance with the Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-195 of July 17, 2006, on the amendment to the Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No A1-162 of June 3, 2005, on the approval of the specification of the procedure for granting authorization to foreign institutions in respect of inter-country adoption in the Republic of Lithuania, as of August 1st, new applications from foreign institutions seeking to get authorization in respect of inter-country adoption will not be accepted.
On 10 January, 2012 the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania has approved the Order regarding Amendments to the order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No. A1-162 “Re: approval of the description of procedure for authorizing the institutions of foreign states to act in pursuance of international adoption in the Republic of Lithuania” of 3 June 2005. It establishes the procedure for granting authorization to foreign institutions in respect of inter-country adoption in the Republic of Lithuania, the procedure for termination and renewal of such authorization and suspension and revocation of it, also, the procedure for issuing and registering a certificate confirming one's authorization for inter-country adoption in the Republic of Lithuania, and functions, rights and duties of the authorized foreign institutions. 

Description of procedure for authorizing the institutions of foreign states to act in pursuance of intercountry adoption in the Republic of Lithuania

Renewal of authorization



The Authorized Institution, wishing to prolong the term of authorization to act in pursuance of intercountry adoption in the Republic of Lithuania, shall not later than 2 months before the expiration of the term of authorization, provide the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (hereinafter – the Service) with a reasoned request to renew the authorization and such documents and data:
1) document of accreditation to act in the field of intercountry adoption, issued by the competent institution of the host country;
2) reference letter of competent institution of the host country that has issued accreditation to act in the field of intercountry adoption;
3) plan of expected activities in pursuance of intercountry adoption in the Republic of Lithuania;
4) completed form on services to be rendered to the adoptive parents and rates thereof;
5) details of the Authorized Representative: a copy of identification document, certified in the manner prescribed by legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania, if a person is not a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania – a copy of temporary or permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania or a permit, issued by the EC member state to a citizen to live in that state or have permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania, copies of documents certifying the educational background and work experience, certificate of previous convictions, issued by competent institution, resume, as well as reference letters to judge about moral and ethical attitude of a person that is necessary in working in the field of intercountry adoption;
6) valid cooperation or employment contract with the authorized representatives in Lithuania.

Graphical Chart of Granting Authorisation Procedure in Lithuania

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