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Old 17.08.2020, 15:56
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Adoption from abroad

I am Swiss-Jordanian, and my husband and I recently adopted a child in Jordan. Since Jordan is not a signatory to The Hague Convention, the adoption is not automatically official in Switzerland.

Does anyone know what I would need to do to officially adopt our child in Switzerland and give him Swiss citizenship?

Any advice would be welcome, including recommendations for legal support in this matter.
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Old 17.08.2020, 16:23
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Re: Adoption from abroad

This should help get you started:
https://www.bj.admin.ch/bj/en/home/g.../adoption.html

There's a PDF in English but the details are only in German, French and Italian.
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Old 17.08.2020, 17:15
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Re: Adoption from abroad

I would also contact the Swiss embassy/consulate in Jordan to see what advice they may be able to give you.
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Re: Adoption from abroad

Did you check with Swiss authorities about this before or you basically went to Jordan and adopted a child?
In the latter case I would suggest you to contact them asap, because AFAIK, Switzerland does not recognise international adoptions unless you went through them first (i.e. you fulfilled all the requirements to be able to adopt, you requested it and you received a permission to adopt).
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Did you check with Swiss authorities about this before or you basically went to Jordan and adopted a child?
In the latter case I would suggest you to contact them asap, because AFAIK, Switzerland does not recognise international adoptions unless you went through them first (i.e. you fulfilled all the requirements to be able to adopt, you requested it and you received a permission to adopt).
Think the OP is a dual citizen and lives in Jordan. Think OP just wants to pass on their Swiss citizenship if poss.
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Think the OP is a dual citizen and lives in Jordan. Think OP just wants to pass on their Swiss citizenship if poss.
Ah, I see - in that case my comment is less relevant (I think that Switzerland enforces their adoption requirements on residents).
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Re: Adoption from abroad

Although it is about another country, perhaps some of the ideas on this other thread, about adoption from abroad, might be of use to you, by analogy.
https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...tudy-us-2.html
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Re: Adoption from abroad

If you are in Zurich, I would advise you to contact the department below, otherwise to search for equivalent in your Kanton.

Amt für Jugend und Berufsberatung – Zentralbehörde Adoption

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