The identified person will report to the health authority the relevant birth information seven days after the delivery of the baby. If it was stillborn, the same applies.
If the person who delivers the baby cannot report the birth without complete information, he/she will repost as mentioned above.
The relevant health authority will forward the birth report as mentioned in Paragraph 1 of this Article to the household and registration authority to handle it in accordance with the relevant regulations. If necessary, the household and registration authority will request the authorized agency, the police authority and other relevant authorities to assist.
The central health authorized agency will provide the relevant data sheet for the report in Paragraph 1 of this Article.
Adoption matching services can only be provided by incorporated foundations and public/private institutes for the placement and education of children and youth (hereinafter referred to as an adoption matching service agency) subject to the approval of the authorized agency.
An adoption matching service agency shall evaluate and arrange for the adopter and children and youth to live with or contact each other gradually in advance.
An adoption matching service agency who offers this service will collect a service charge from the adopter.
The central authorized agency will enact regulations governing the qualifications for adoption matching services agencies, application procedure, issuance, revocation and cancellation of licenses, services range, examination of affairs, management, closure, suspension, and renewal specified in the first paragraph, the service specified in the second paragraph, and the charge, the basis of charges and other methods specified in the third paragraph.
Parents and guardians unable to take responsibility for their children’s maintenance and are considering adoption will entrust the adoption matching services agency to search for an appropriate adopter. However, this provision will not be applicable in the case below:
- Almost the same peer within six degrees of kinship of relatives and five degrees of kinship of relatives by marriage.
- One of the couple adopts the other party’s children.
The adoption matching services agency will conduct the necessary interviews for the adoption before accepting the consignment, and make an assessment report. If adoption is necessary after being assessed; the agency will process the assessment for the adopter, and provide the relevant measures for appropriate guidance and assistance for the adoption services, etc. If adoption cannot be considered after the assessment; the agency will inform or recommend the relevant welfare services.
Adoption referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Article considers the national adopter as priority.
When applying for adoption of children and youth in court, an adoption assessment report should accompany the application as mentioned in Paragraph 2 of the previous article unless the proviso described in Paragraph 1 of the previous article applies.
The court will order the applicant to amend the report in a certain period if the report has not attached; if the application is overdue without rectification, the application will be invalid.
The court will adapt the below measures before confirming the adoption of children and youth for the court’s reference:
- Order authorized municipal agencies, county (city) governments, welfare institutes for children and youth, other appropriate groups or professional personnel to interview and release reports and proposals.
- Order the adopter to live with the children and youth for a certain period. During the period of living together, the adopter will be responsible for the children and youth’s interests and needs.
- Order the adopter to attend preparation courses for parental education, mental appraisals, drug and alcohol tests or the necessary issues that protect the best interests of the children and youth; any expenses will be at the cost of the adopter.
- Order authorized municipal agencies and county (city) governments to survey identification information of abandoned children and youth. The interviewer referred to in Paragraph 1 of the previous article will assess the necessity of adoption and offer assistance; if found that adoption is not necessary, the interviewer will propose to the court not to confirm the adoption.
The adopter or interested party for the adoption will present the relevant information or evidence for the court’s reference.
If parents have different opinions on the adoption of children and youth, or either party’s residence is beyond their control, the other party can until apply to the court for confirmation. The court will confirm the adoption if it is in the best rights and interests of the children and youth.
The court that confirms or rejects the adoption of children and youth will inform the authorized municipal agencies and county (city) governments in writing. These agencies will conduct the necessary interviews or disposals and adjust the record accordingly.