Rules, Regulations, and Age Limits for Foster Parents

Advice for new Parents regarding foster parenting

Many families are unable to have children of their own, or some households may be sympathetic to children and want to provide a quality upbringing for them. As such, parents of these families may consider becoming foster parents, but it is important to note that foster families are not able to adopt children as adoptive parents due to legal restrictions. If you are considering completing your family through fostering and want to learn more about the process, it is a good idea to study the information and requirements involved in becoming a foster parent. It is important to follow the laws and age limits in child welfare to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children in your care.

Laws should be known to those who want to create a “Foster Family” in Thailand

For those who want to become a foster family or adopt a child, it is important to follow both the law and the principles of social welfare. The relevant laws for child adoption and foster care in Thailand include:

  • The Civil and Commercial Code
  • The Child Adoption Act B.E. 2522
  • The Child Adoption Act B.E. 2533 (No. 2)
  • The Ministerial Regulation No. 9 (B.E. 2543) issued under the Child Adoption Act B.E. 2522
  • The Family Registration Act
  • The Civil Registration Act

Preliminary Qualifications for Adopters

  • Being at least 25 years old and at least 15 years older than the child being adopted
  • Not being prohibited from being a guardian of a child under the Civil and Commercial Code, Section 1587
  • Being a Thai national with a domicile in Thailand, requesting to raise a Thai national child whose parents or only the mother gives consent
  • Having at least a high school education or equivalent
  • Having a stable career with a total family income of at least 20,000 baht per month and being able to provide financial support for the child
  • Being in good physical and mental health or having a medical certificate if unable to have children
  • Being able to show a personal property book to confirm security such as houses, cars, or land
  • Having no criminal history or aggressive behavior toward others

However, when deciding to create a foster family to raise children, it is important to follow the necessary registration and document preparation procedures as required by the foundation and the law.

We understand that many people want to have the perfect family and experience the joy of parenting by watching their children grow up with a bright future. However, when it is not possible to have a natural child, choosing to adopt or foster a child can be an interesting alternative. As advice for new parents, it is important to carefully plan and have confidence in your ability to provide a nurturing environment for the child to grow up and thrive and how to raise a child properly. By doing so, you can help ensure that the child does not become a burden on society. Once you have made of becoming a foster parent with a clear mind, you can begin taking action to follow the necessary steps.

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