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For us

The “Blagosloveni / Beati” Foundation was born at the end of 2018, but there is a team of experts with many years of experience behind it. The lawyers, psychologists, pediatrician, translators and technical assistant have a long-standing practice with the legal servicing of the international adoption procedure in Bulgaria, the representation before the Bulgarian court and the accompanying of candidate adopters. Our specialists will be with you from the moment of assignment of representation in Bulgaria until the moment you leave the country with the adopted child.

In 2019 The “Blagosloveni / Beati” Foundation received accreditation from the Ministry of Justice with No 171/21.05.2019 and has the right to mediate in the implementation of international adoptions for the following countries: Austria, Italy, USA, Canada, Greece and Cyprus. More information about the specifics of the adoption process in these different countries can be found here.

Ethical principles and rules of conduct for mediation in Intercountry adoptions, mandatory for members and people who work in the Foundation "Blagosloveni / Beati".

I. Basics

  1. These rules define the ethical rules of conduct for members and people who work in the Foundation "Blagosloveni / Beati" Foundation.
  2. The main purpose of these rules is to create a common culture among administrative staff and members of the Foundation and to achieve professional ethical behavior in their work, guaranteeing high quality in carrying out mediation activities in intercountry adoptions.
  3. The Rules of Conduct are binding on members and people who work in the Foundation "Blagosloveni / Beati".

II. Obligations

1. In the performance of his/her duties each employee of the Foundation is obliged to:

  • Possess moral characteristics, qualifications and experience in the field of services related to mediation in intercountry adoptions of children;
  • Not working in a specialized institution for the upbringing of children deprived of parental care;
  • Have no relatives working in institutions and organizations related to intercountry adoptions;
  • Perform her/his rights and obligations in good faith and to treat fairly and with respect the prospective adoptive parents;
  • Be guided by the best interests of the child;
  • Provide care and forethought to prospective adoptive parents;
  • Not disclose facts and circumstances become known to or in connection with her/his work at the Foundation;
  • Maintain professional secrecy related to the work in the Foundation also after termination of working within the organization.

The employees of the Foundation have the obligation to strive constantly to increase their professional qualifications and personal competence, to be informed of changes in regulations related to their activity, increase their knowledge and skills required for the performance of their position through various forms of training and self education, to develop the level of professionalism in the performance of duties.

III. Principles of operation

Working in the Foundation shall be guided by the following principles:

  • Legality – respect international legal acts, laws and regulations;
  • Loyalty- to the interests of the Foundation and colleagues working in the Foundation;
  • Honesty – to be fair in all actions and show accountable behavior;
  • Impartiality – not to allow their actions to be guided by personal bias or hostility;
  • Accountability – to be guided by the importance of the responsibilities and commitments in regards to the functions they perform.
  • Prohibition of discrimination - in all activities they can not engage in discrimination based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, origin, religion, education, beliefs, political affiliation, personal or social status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, property or any other sign.
  • Professionalism:
  1. To be guided solely by the law and best practices for or maximum protection of:
    1. The interests of prospective adoptive parents, such as:
      • Respect the dignity of each family and its culture, customs, language and beliefs;
      • Inform the adoptive family on everything related to the child (especially in terms of his health) until completion of the adoption procedure;
      • Inform the adoptive family about the way in which the child is grown, educated and treated;
      • To not use relations with the adoptive family for personal gain.
    2. The interests of children:
      • Base practices on the contemporary knowledge about child development and the individual characteristics of each child;
      • Understand and respect the uniqueness and potential of each child;
      • Support the child's right to free expression of opinion on all issues of her/his interest.
  2. In the case of conflict between the interests of the child and the prospective adoptive parents to work in the interest of the child, while informing in full and correct manner the adoptive parents on the rule of supremacy of the interest of the child.
  3. To support and assist the state authorities in carrying out their duties.
  4. To work for the improvement of the cooperation and interaction between government institutions and NGOs involved in the adoption proceedings.
  5. To establish and maintain relationships with colleagues based on respect, trust, cooperation and collegiality.
  6. To not tolerate any behavior incompatible with morality and decency in the working environment.
  7. To not allow falling into financial or other dependency which would affect the unbiased and professional execution of their duties.

IV. Final provisions

These ethical principles and rules of conduct for mediation activities in intercountry adoptions are mandatory for the employees of the Foundation "Blagosloveni / Beati" and are adopted by the Chairman at 1st of December 2018.

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Protection of personal data

A new Data Protection Regulation, adopted by the European Union entered into force on 25 May 2018. The regulation aims to ensure the protection of data of individuals from all EU Member States and to harmonize the regulations for their processing.

As a data administrator, Foundation Blagosloveni meets all the requirements of the new regulation by collecting data of the persons insofar as they are necessary for the provision of the service and keeping them in a responsible and lawful manner.

Information about the personal data administrator

  1. Name - Foundation "Beati"
  2. UIC / BULSTAT: 205411160
  3. Seat: Sofia City, District of Sofia, Lozenets District, 47, Krichim Str.
  4. Address of management: Sofia, CA, Triaditza District, 10, "Gladstone" Str., fl.1
  5. Correspondence data: Sofia, CA, Triaditza District, 10, "Gladstone Str., fl.1
  6. E-mail: blagosloveni3@gmail.com
  7. Phone: +359 888 861 038

Information on the competent supervisory authority

  1. Name: Commission for Personal Data Protection
  2. Headquarters and address of management: Sofia 1592, 2, "Prof.Tsvetan Lazarov"
  3. Correspondence data: Sofia 1592, 2, "Prof.Tsvetan Lazarov"
  4. Phone:+359 2 915 3 518
  5. Email: kzld@government.bg , kzld@cpdp.bg
  6. Web site: www.cpdp.bg

The Foundation "Beati" operates in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Reason for collecting, processing and storing your personal data. Goals and principles.

Art. 1. (1) Foundation Blagosloveni collects and processes personal data you provide us about our mediation activity in international adoption procedures with a view to:

  • Providing specific information in connection with your inquiry.
  • Preparation of contracts and performance of a contract service.
  • Prepare and process the data contained in your file for the purpose of submitting to the Ministry of Justice comprehensive information on your permission to adopt a child with a habitual residence in the Republic of Bulgaria and about your specific characteristics in this connection.
  • Implementation of the normative requirements of the Family Code; Ordinance № 2 / 24.10.2014 on the terms and procedure for issuance and revocation of authorization for mediation in international adoption and for implementation and termination of the activities of the accredited organizations; Ordinance № 3 / 24.10.2014 laying down the terms and conditions for keeping the registers in the case of international adoption and for granting the consent of the Minister of Justice; The Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in the Field of International Adoption of 29.05.1995, ratified by the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Use of collected data for the implementation of the international adoption procedure, including procedural representation, as well as post-follow-up monitoring within two years from the end of the adoption procedure with a court decision in force.
  • Implementation of the statutory requirements of the Accountancy Act and other relevant normative acts.
  • Execution of all activities related to the existence, modification and termination of the contractual relations.
  • Establishing a telephone, address and / or e-mail connection to send correspondence concerning the fulfillment of the obligations under the contracts concluded with the Foundation.

(2) The Foundation "Beati" respects the following principles when processing your personal data:

  • Legality, good faith and transparency;
  • Limitation of processing goals;
  • Relevance to processing goals and minimization of collected data;
  • Accuracy and timeliness of the data;
  • Restriction of storage in order to achieve the objectives;
  • Integrity and confidentiality of processing and ensuring an adequate level of security of personal data.

What kind of personal data collects, processes and stores the Foundation "Beati"

Art. 2. (1) The Foundation Blagosloveni collects, processes and stores the following types of personal data to its clients:

  1. Regarding the physical identity: names, personal number, passport data, address, place of birth, contact phones, etc.;
  2. On mental identity - and in particular on mental health;
  3. Regarding economic identity - and in particular: property status data;
  4. Concerning cultural identity - interests, hobbies, etc. leisure activities;
  5. On family identity: marital status (marriage, divorce, number of family members, including children, etc.);
  6. Regarding education - type of education, additional qualification, etc.;
  7. Regarding the work activity - professional biography, data from the labor book, etc.;
  8. Regarding the civil status of the persons: conviction certificate, data about their parental rights, etc.
  9. Contact telephones, e-mail to establish contact.

(2) 1. The Foundation "Beati" does not carry out automated decision making with data.

Art. 3. The collected personal data for you is kept for 5 years from the end of the court case and the receiving of the 4 post-adoption reports in accordance with the principle of good case law.

Your rights in the collection, processing and storage of your personal data

Withdrawal of consent to process your personal data

Art. 4. If you do not wish all or part of your personal data to continue to be processed by the Foundation “Beati” for any or all processing purposes, you may at any time withdraw your consent to processing by filling in an online form or by request in free text, as long as this does not contradict the current legislative framework regulating the adoption activity.

Right of access

Art. 5. (1) You have the right to request and obtain from the Foundation “Beati” a confirmation that personal data relating to you is being processed.

(2) You have the right to access the data related to you, as well as information relating to the collection, processing and storage of your personal data.

(3) Foundation Blagosloveni grants you, upon request, a copy of the processed personal data relating to you in electronic or other appropriate form.

Right of adjustment or replenishment

Art. 6. You may correct or fill in inaccurate or incomplete personal data related to you by requesting to the Foundation “Beati”.

Right to delete ("to be forgotten")

Art. 7. (1) You have the right to ask the Foundation "Beati" to delete the personal data related to you, and the Foundation "Beati" has the obligation to delete them without undue delay when there are any of the following reasons:

  • personal data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
  • you withdraw your consent on which the processing of the data is based and there is no other legal basis for the processing;
  • you object to the processing of personal data related to you, including for the purposes of direct marketing, and there are no legitimate grounds for processing that have an advantage;
  • personal data has been tampered with;
  • personal data must be deleted to comply with a legal obligation under EU law or the law of a Member State that applies to the Foundation "Beati";
  • personal data have been gathered in connection with the provision of information society services.

(2) Foundation "Beati" is not obliged to delete the personal data if it keeps and processes them:

  • exercising the right to freedom of expression and the right to information;
  • complying with a legal obligation that requires treatment provided for under EU law or the law of the Member State that applies to the Administrator or for the performance of a public interest task or the exercise of official authority;
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health;
  • for purposes of archiving in the public interest, for scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes;
  • for the establishment, exercise or protection of legal claims.

(3) In order to exercise your right "to be forgotten", you should submit a written request to the Foundation "Beati" and certify your identity and identity with the person to whom the data relate by presenting your personal card for identification purposes.

(4) The Foundation "Beati" does not erase the data that it has a legal obligation to store, including for protection against claims against it or proof of its rights.

Right of limitation

Art. 8. You may request the Foundation Blagosloveni to restrict the processing of related data when:

  • contest the accuracy of personal data for a period that allows the Foundation Blagosloveni to verify the accuracy of personal data;
  • processing is illegal, but you do not want your personal data to be erased, but only to limit their use;
  • Foundation "Beati" no longer needs personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require them to establish, exercise or protect your legal claims;
  • You have objected to the treatment pending verification that the legal grounds of the Foundation "Beati" have an advantage over your interests.

Right to receive information

Art. 9. You may request the Foundation "Beati" to inform you of all recipients to whom the personal data for which correction, deletion, or limitation of the processing was requested has been disclosed. The Foundation may refuse to provide this information if this would be impossible or would require disproportionate efforts.

Right of objection

Art. 10. You may at any time object to the processing of personal data by the Foundation "Beati" which apply to you, including if it is being processed for profiling or direct marketing purposes.

Your rights in violation of the security of your personal data

Art. 11. (1) If the Foundation "Beati" establishes a breach of the security of your personal data, which may pose a high risk to your rights and freedoms, we shall notify you without undue delay of the violation as well as of the measures taken or to be taken to be taken.

(2) The Foundation "Beati" is not obliged to notify you if:

  • has taken appropriate technical and organizational protection measures with respect to the data affected by the security breach;
  • has subsequently taken measures to ensure that the violation will not lead to a high risk for your rights;
  • notification would require disproportionate efforts.

Individuals to whom your personal information is provided

Art. 12. The administrator shall submit data to state bodies such as the Ministry of Justice - Central Authority within the meaning of Article 6 of the Hague Convention, Court, Prosecutor's Office, Prosecutor's Office and other revising authorities - upon requesting due details of the implementation of their powers.

Other provisions

Art. 13. In case of violation of your rights under the above or applicable data protection laws, you have the right to file a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Commission.

Art. 14. You may exercise all of your rights to protect your personal data through the forms enclosed with this information. Of course, these forms are not mandatory and you can make your claim in any form that contains a statement about it and identifies you as the data holder.

Art. 15. If the consent relates to a transfer, the Administrator shall describe the possible risks for the transfer of data to third countries in the absence of a decision on adequate protection and appropriate remedies.

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