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Does Panamanian law permit the adoption of nephews or family members?

By Natalia Álvarez.
Last Update: 02/01/2017

The law permits the adoption of a relative of second degree of affinity or fourth degree of consanguinity of either spouse, provided a judge approves that the conditions of the adopters are suitable for the adoptee. This means that it is possible to adopt grandchildren, siblings and brothers-in-law (second degree of affinity) and cousins (fourth degree of consanguinity).

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 Natalia Álvarez
Natalia Álvarez
Project Manager
Graduated in Business Administration from the University of Alicante. She has more than 9 years of experience in the field of assisted reproduction and was the creator and director of the first assisted reproduction fair in Spain. She is the director of Wearesurrogacy and is an expert in the sector of surrogacy because during all these years has had the opportunity to know hundreds of real cases of couples who have carried out treatments for surrogacy and the best professionals, international clinics.
Project Manager. Graduated in Business Administration from the University of Alicante. She has more than 9 years of experience in the field of assisted reproduction and was the creator and director of the first assisted reproduction fair in Spain. She is the director of Wearesurrogacy and is an expert in the sector of surrogacy because during all these years has had the opportunity to know hundreds of real cases of couples who have carried out treatments for surrogacy and the best professionals, international clinics.
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