Foreigners wishing to adopt an Indonesian child are required to be administered by a government-appointed child care foundation.
All prospective parents must conform to the following requirements:
- Age limit 25-45 years old; with the husband aged maximum 45 and wife aged maximum 40 years; married for at least 5 years;
and permanent occupation in Indonesia for a minimum of 2 years with a
permit issued by the local regent and from the concerned Embassy/Consulate in Jakarta;
- Childless couples or those who already have a child or who have adopted an Indonesian child;
- Belief in God;
- Both parents must appear in court.
- Letter of approval for adopting an Indonesian child from the concerned Embassy/Consulate;
- Marriage certificate;
- Birth certificates of both parents;
- Birth certificate of the previous child (if applicable);
- References from close relatives from both sides;
statement by a medical practitioner in Indonesia for adopting parents
and from a gynecologist regarding involuntary childlessness from a
- Income statement;
- Statement of good conduct of parents issued by the police;
- Passport sized photos of both parents;
from the adoptive parents that they will contact the Indonesian Embassy
in future area(s) of residence (sealed statement);
- Motivation for adoption by adoptive parents (sealed statement);
- Statement of domicile from the concerned Embassy in Jakarta and from the local regent (RT/RW/Lurah/Camat Office);
- Photocopies of passports and KITAS from adoptive parents;
- Statement of guarantee from the concerned Embassy/Consulate
that the adoptee will be allowed to enter the country of future
residence, and that under the legislation an adopted child becomes a
child of the adopters as if the child had been born to them.
- Documents No. 2-5 must be authenticated by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate of the country of origin.
- For court purposes, translation of all documents in English must be done by a sworn/ certified translator.
- Any cost shall be borne by the adopting parents.