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Old 12.12.2007, 19:05
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Question on adoption in Switzerland

Firstly, hi to all.

My wife and I are from UK and living near Zug. We have been considering adoption for a number of years back to when we were living in UK.

Does anyone have any information they can share regarding adoption in Switzerland. I had originally thought we could adopt from UK but apparently this is not the case (no UK children can be adopted from overseas).

I imagine there aren't that many children available for adoption but I may be wrong.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12.12.2007, 23:27
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Re: Question on adoption in Switzerland

Hi. I don't know if you want to adopt specifically a swiss child but one of the best websites to start researching about adoption is http://international.adoption.com/ and I know a few people who used it to start their search.

About adoption in Switzerland specifically try http://travel.state.gov/family/adopt...untry_332.html . Although this website is primarily for US citizens wanting to adopt from Switzerland they have the process quite well explained and can help you to get a clue what expects you.

Don't forget that, like everything is CH, it varies from canton to canton so maybe your best bet is to contact the town hall/gemeinde and ask them how adoption procedures work in your area.

Good luck!
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Old 12.12.2007, 23:56
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Re: Question on adoption in Switzerland

There is an adoption forum for internationals living in Switzerland who want to adopt. You can ask questions that are specific to your situation and they do a great job of helping access information. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/adoptsupportswitzerland/

I have done some research and can tell you that probably international adoption is the most likely option in Switzerland as there are very few children available here for adoption (thankfully, right?). Also, to our dismay, Swiss law stipulates that couples must be married for five years or 35 years of age. Good luck!
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Re: Question on adoption in Switzerland

Hi All

My partner and I have a similar request with regards to adoption. The difference being that my partner is a Swiss National and I am an Australian.
We plan on moving from Australia to Switzerland to live, the only thing we have concerns with are the adoption process within Switzerland.

We are wondering what our options are with regards to adoption when one of us is a citizen and the other a foreign national?

We have also been trying to find out what body to contact (kantonal, fedral or a private company) to inquire in regards to international adoption.

If anybody has any experience with international adoption within Switzerland and they would like to share their experience and knowledge I would be very grateful.

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