ADOPTING IN POLAND

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OUR HISTORY IN POLAND

Until October 2020, COFA Montauban – Foyer des Tout Petits was authorised to work as an adoption intermediary with POLAND by virtue of the ministerial decree of 18 April 1990.

2017

On 13 January 2017, the Polish government first decided to restrict the adoption of Polish children abroad. The decision was justified by Polish authorities as stemming from “the deep certitude that most children qualified for adoption may find stable host families adapted to their needs in Poland itself”.

2018

On 26 April 2018, the Polish government (Ministry of Family, Work, and Social Policy-Department of Family Policy) officially informed us that it had decided to drastically restrict all qualifications of Polish children destined for a foreign adoption, except for children who were severely affected either psychologically, mentally, or physically.
Consequently, our AAA has no choice but to defer any new application requests for Polish adoptions.

2019

While continuing to be on standby for potential adoptions of Polish children, COFA Montauban decided to reinforce its action:
With families (– customised support – guiding them towards support structures (EFA, Pétales, etc.) – providing qualified workers (psychologists, doctors, etc.) – providing training).
With Adoptees : (– support with overcoming abandonment and its consequences – birth parent research).

2020

COFA Montauban’s accreditation from the Polish Ministry for the placement of children in France expired in October 2020. It no longer receives new adoption applications for Poland.

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We are dependent on the international adoption policy chosen by the country’s authorities, in accordance with the HAGUE Convention (1993).