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Costs and contributions to be paid in Bulgaria,when working with the Foundation "Blagosloveni" for Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and the USA

This table is designed to provide prospective adoptive parents (“PAPs”) and other adoption actors with an overview of the costs and contributions which need to be paid in Bulgaria when undertaking an intercountry adoption from that State through the intermediation of Foundation "Blagosloveni". The costs listed are for the adoption of ONE CHILD.

Please note: In order to obtain a comprehensive overview of the costs and contributions which may need to be paid by the PAPs, one will need also to refer to Costs and contributions to be paid in the receiving State as completed by their placing agency.

Additional amounts, such as travel costs (which may include airfares and accommodation) apply (see “travel requirements” section below) but only general information concerning this is requested in this table, not actual costs.

Abbreviations used:

CAN Central Authority National
CAR Central Authority Regional
PA Public Authority
CT Court or Tribunal
AB Adoption Accredited Body
AB SO Adoption Accredited Body of the State of origin
AB RS Adoption Accredited Body of the receiving State
AP SO Adoption Approved (Non-accredited) Person of the State of origin
AP RS Adoption Approved (Non-accredited) Person of the receiving State
OP Other professionals (e.g., lawyer, doctor, translator, interpreter)
MOJ Ministry of Justice of Republic of Bulgaria
BF Blagosloveni Foundation
N/A Not applicable – if service is not performed

Costs
Purpose of the service covered by the cost Charged by Name of the authority, body or person Amount / currency
Administrative application fee CAN MOJ 100 BGN / 52€
Administrative processing fee CAN MOJ 100 BGN / 52€
Court fees CT Sofia City Court; Sofia Court of Appeals 25-90 BGN/26-46€; 12.50 BGN/7€
Visa(s) for PAPs to enter the State of origin N/A
Specialized professionals Legal services (e.g., legal advice and representation in the State of origin) AB SO BF 1 800€
Notary’s fees AB SO BF 180 BGN / 95€
Medical services (e.g., health examination for the child) AB SO BF 300€
Psychologists/counseling AB SO BF 300€
Specialized professionals Interpreter in the State of origin AB SO BF 500€
Other: Executive assistant AB SO BF 500€
Documentation Birth certificate of the child PA Sofia Municipality 15 BGN / 8€
Passport from the State of origin PA Sofia Police 20–85 BGN / 11-46€
Legalization of documents in the State of origin PA Consular Section 60 BGN / 32€
Translation of documents in the State of origin AB SO BF 2 000€
Other: Apostille PA MOJ 5 BGN / 3€
Other costs charged by an AB of the State of origin (not included in other categories):
Costs related to two visits of PAPs to Bulgaria
Administrative expenses of CF
AB SO BF
2 000€
200€
Emigration / Exit fees for the child (e.g., fee to exit the State) * N/A
Other:
Processing and submission with the MOJ of 4 post-adoption reports for the child

Bank commissions
AB SO BF
600€


131 BGN / 67€

*This category of costs does not refer to costs associated with the immigration of the child into the receiving State; instead, it refers to any fees charged by the authorities of the State of origin in order for the child to exit the territory.

Contribution
Purpose Charged by Name of the authority, body or person Amount / currency
Contributions demanded by the State of origin N/A
Contributions demanded by an accredited body of the State of origin N/A

Travel reqirements
Specification if prospective adoptive parent(s) is / are required to personally travel to Republic of Bulgaria and the number of compulsory trips as well as the minimum number of days which he / she / they are required to stay in the State of origin. Minimum of two visits of the adoptive parents to Republic of Bulgaria, each of them for at least five days: FB facilitation ed transportation, interpreter/specialist(s) , hotel and food, escort in Sofia and to/in the establishment where the child is placed, meditation in Bulgaria: logistic, booking a hotel, providing places to eat, etc.