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How do R.O.C. citizen parents adopting a foreign child file for adoption?

(I) Application Process

1. An attorney must register for adoption with the R.O.C. courts.
2. The adopting parents must file application with the childs district Civil Administration Office.
3. When the adopting parents are unable to apply in person, they may appoint a representative by power of attorney (power of attorney established abroad must be notarized by a R.O.C. embassy/consulate/trade office); that person with power of attorney must be approve by jurisdictional Civil Administration Office.

(II) Required Documents

1. Applicants identification and seal (or signature).
2. The adopting parents household registry.
3. Court order and documentation of verification.