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Family

A couple must go to the local registration office called Amphur (outside Bangkok) or Khet (in Bangkok).

Adoption

Adoption

An applicant must be at least 25 years old and at least 15 years older than an adopted child.

Qualifications of an Applicant for adoption in Thailand

  1. An applicant must be at least 25 years old and at least 15 years older than an adopted child.
  2. An applicant who has nationality other than Thai must have a legitimate spouse.
  3. An applicant who has nationality other than Thai must be legally qualified to adopt a child under the law in the country of his/her domicile.

Registration of adoption in Thailand

  1. In the case where an adopted child is a minor, and the applicant has a domicile in Bangkok or has a nationality other than Thai but has a domicile in Thailand, he should file a request to the Child Adoption Center of the Department of Social Development and Welfare – or to a district office or the Provincial Office of Social Development and Human Security if the applicant has a domicile in other provinces.
  2. Once the request is approved by the Child Adoption Board of Thailand, , the applicant should file a request of registration to the Registrar within 6 months from the date of approval.
  3. In the case where an adopted child is sui juris, and has all qualifications required, the applicant could file a request to the Registrar directly.

Conditions & Purposes

  1. Adopt Thai child only could not foreign child in Thailand.
  2. Adopt Thai child on the purpose to live oversea.
  3. Adopt Thai child on the purpose to live in Thailand.
  4. By section 2 and 3 there must be planned of family.