Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.058 - European Convention on the Adoption of Children

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 19/07/2019

Romania

Reservation contained in the instrument of accession, deposited on 18 May 1993 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with the terms of Article 25, para. 1, of the Convention, enabling Contracting Parties to make not more than two reservations in respect of the provisions of Part II of the Convention, Romania hereby declares that it will not apply the provisions of Article 7, under which the adopter's age may be neither less than 21 nor more than 35 years, as the minimum age under Romanian legislation is 18 years and no upper limit applies.

[Note by the Secretariat : This reservation has been renewed for periods of five years with effect, successively, to 19 August 1998, 19 August 2003 and 19 August 2008.
Further to the entry into force of the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) in respect of Romania on 1st May 2012, the reservation made to Article 7(1) of the 1967 European Convention on the Adoption of Children has become devoid of purpose, in accordance with Article 23(1) of the Revised Convention and taking into account Article 9(1) of this Convention on the minimum age of the adopter.]
Period covered: 19/08/1993 - 30/04/2012
Articles concerned : 25, 7

Renewal of declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 18 August 1998, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 September 1998 - Or. Engl.

With reference to the provisions of Article 7 of the European Convention on the Adoption of Children, concerning the age of the adopter, I declare, on behalf of my Government, that Romania renews for a period of five years, as from 19 August 1998, its reservation made on 18 May 1993 at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession to the above-mentioned Convention.

In accordance with the new Romanian legislation in this matter, that is to say the Emergency Order No. 25/1998, approved by the Act No. 87/1998, the minimum age of the adopter remains 18 years, with no maximum limit.

[Note by the Secretariat: Further to the entry into force of the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) in respect of Romania on 1st May 2012, the reservation made to Article 7(1) of the 1967 European Convention on the Adoption of Children has become devoid of purpose, in accordance with Article 23(1) of the Revised Convention and taking into account Article 9(1) of this Convention on the minimum age of the adopter.]
Period covered: 19/08/1998 - 30/04/2012
Articles concerned : 25, 7


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