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Act on Adoption Placement and Support and on the Prohibition of Surrogacy Placement
(Adoptionsvermittlungsgesetz – AdVermiG)

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Übersetzung durch Ute Reusch für das Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

Translation provided by Ute Reusch for the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Stand: Adoptionsvermittlungsgesetz in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 21. Juni 2021 (BGBl. I S. 2010)
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Version information: Adoption Placement Act as published on 21 June 2021 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 2010)
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Part 1
Adoption placement and support
Section 1Adoption placement
Section 2Adoption placement agencies
Section 2aIntercountry adoption procedure; principle of placement
Section 2bUnmediated foreign adoption
Section 2cPrinciples of intercountry adoption placement
Section 2dCertification of an intercountry adoption procedure
Section 3Personal and professional suitability of staff
Section 4Accreditation as an adoption placement agency
Section 4aProcedure upon closure of an adoption placement agency
Section 5Prohibitions relating to placement
Section 6Advertising
Section 7Right to conduct of a suitability check when adopting a child in Germany; scope of the suitability check
Section 7aAppropriate enquiries in the case of the adoption of a child in Germany
Section 7bRight to conduct of a suitability check in the case of the adoption of a child from abroad
Section 7cCountry-specific suitability check in the case of the adoption of a child from abroad
Section 7dCertification for adoption applicants living abroad
Section 7eAdoption applicants’ duty to cooperate
Section 8Start of adoptive care
Section 8aInformation-sharing or contact before and after adoption
Section 8bRight of the placing parents to general information about the child and the child’s situation in life following adoption
Section 9Right to adoption support
Section 9aObligatory counselling in the case of stepchild adoption
Section 9bLocal adoption placement agency; mandatory tasks
Section 9cPlacement files
Section 9dImplementing provisions
Section 9eData protection
Section 10Notification of the Land Youth Welfare Office’s central adoption agency
Section 11Tasks of the Land Youth Welfare Office’s central adoption agency
Section 12(repealed)
Section 13Staffing of the Land Youth Welfare Office’s central adoption agency
Part 2
Section 13aSurrogate mother
Section 13bSurrogacy placement
Section 13cProhibition of surrogacy placement
Section 13dProhibition of advertising
Part 3
Criminal and administrative fines provisions
Section 14Administrative fines provisions
Section 14a(repealed)
Section 14bCriminal provisions relating to surrogacy placement
Part 4
Transitional and final provisions
Section 15Applicable law
Section 16Report