What does Brazil require of the adoptive parents after the adoption?

  • According to Brazilian law, there are post-adoption requirements of adoptive parents.
  • Adoptees may have access to their background records after the age of 18; before the age of 18 access to background records is only granted with judicial approval.

Post-adoption requirements:

  • Brazilian legislation requires ASPs to send post-adoption follow-up reports on the adopted children every six months for up to two years after the adoption is granted and/or until the child gets the naturalization certificate; they suggest that PAPs sign a document releasing their privacy act so that Brazilian authorities could be informed about the child's progress and adjustment to the new family;
  • ACAF may also request ASPs information about an adopted child at any moment and ASPs need to send a copy of the child's naturalization certificate as soon as it is issued to ACAF.

What resources are available to assist families after the adoption?

Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. Take advantage of all the resources available to your family - whether it's another adoptive family, a support group, an advocacy organization, or your religious or community services.