Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.202 - European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised)

Nature of declaration : Authorities
Status as of 26/08/2019


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, dated 10 April 2015, supplementing the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 May 2015 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 7, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Belgium declares that under Article 343 of its Civil Code, the term “adopter” also applies to same sex couples who are married to each other or having made a declaration of legal cohabitation, as well as to different sex couples and same sex couples who are living together permanently and effectively since at least three years.

Period covered: 01/09/2015 -
Articles concerned : 15, 28

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