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Jörg Reinhardt, Die Praxis der Anerkennung ausländischer Adoptionsentscheidungen aus Sicht der Adoptionsvermittlung (The recognition of foreign adoptions from the perspective of adoption agencies), p. 325
Mathias Beyer, Zur Frage der ordre public-Widrigkeit ausländischer Adoptionsentscheidungen wegen unzureichender Elterneignungs- und Kindeswohlprüfung (On the violation of German public policy by foreign adoptions due to an insufficient examination of the adoptive parents´ qualifications and the child´s interests), p. 329
Wolfgang Weitzel, Anerkennung einer Auslandsadoption nach deutschem Recht trotz schwerwiegender Mängel der ausländischen Entscheidung? (Recognition of a foreign adoption according to German law despite serious legal flaws of the foreign decision?), p. 333
KG Berlin, 4 April 2006 – 1 W 369/05, p. 356
LG Dresden, 26 January 2006 – 2 T 1208/04, p. 360
AG Hamm, 3 February 2006 – XVI 41/05, p. 361
AG Hamm, 17 April 2006 – XVI 44/05, p. 363
German Articles on International Adoption Law
The German legal journal "Das Jugendamt" (The Youth Welfare Office) attends in its new volume 8 (2006) in particular to international adoption law. It contains articles concerning this topic as well as judicial decisions, which focus on problems concerning the recognition of foreign adoptions, such as the question whether German public policy is violated if the interests of the child have not taken into account sufficiently.
Contents (concerning international adoption law):
- Jörg Reinhardt describes in this article the recognition of foreign adoptions from the point-of-view of adoption agencies.
- Mathias Beyer annotates in his article two decisions of German local courts which concerned the question whether German public policy is violated if no sufficient examination of the future adoptive parents´ suitability and the interests of the child has taken place.
- Wolfgang Weitzel discusses in his article a decision of the Amtsgericht (Local Court) Hamm (see below) which concerns the question whether a foreign adoption can be recognized in Germany even if the adoption was flawed.
- In this decision the court ruled that an adoption which has been carried out without taking the interests of the child into account violates German public policy and can therefore not be recognized.
- In this decision the court ruled that the relevant point in time for assessing whether the recognition of the foreign adoption violates German public policy is when deciding about the recognition.
- The court ruled that a foreign adoption which has been carried out without an examination of the prospecitve adoptive parents´ qualification violates German public policy.
- The court ruled that a foreign adoption can be recognized even if it is legally flawed as long as it serves the interests of the child and is consistent with the essential principles of German law.