Adoption in Denmark

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Until 1923 adoptions were granted by the following central authorities:
 
Until 1923 adoptions were granted by the following central authorities:
 
         - 1848 Danish Chancellery
 
         - 1848 Danish Chancellery
1848 - 1923 Ministry of Justice
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  1848 - 1923 Ministry of Justice
 
Both authorities' archives can be found at the National Archives.
 
Both authorities' archives can be found at the National Archives.
  
On land, the archive - in the county archives - you will find therefore often only a letter from the Ministry of Justice of the decision. This letter contains an appropriation date and a file number which can be obtained by contacting the National Archives. You can take osaa directly at the National Archives and brue annual records from the above authorities and find the same information.
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In the other archives, such as the county archives - you will often only find only a letter from the Ministry of Justice of the decision. This letter contains an effective date and a file number which can be obtained by contacting the National Archives. You could also go directly to the National Archives and use the annual records from the above authorities and find the same information.
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Before the middle of the 1800s it would be best to know when the adoption took place, the registers were kept in chronological order, i.e. all cases were entered one after the other as they were received.  When you look at the register, it is advised that you look at the back for the listing by name.  It will save you a great deal of time.
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Revision as of 18:35, 18 March 2010

When looking for a adoption case, you need adoptive parents' names, since it is those that are in the records. Adoption records can be located where the adoptive parents live, not where the child was born.

Before 1923

Until 1923 adoptions were granted by the following central authorities:

       - 1848 Danish Chancellery
  1848 - 1923 Ministry of Justice

Both authorities' archives can be found at the National Archives.

In the other archives, such as the county archives - you will often only find only a letter from the Ministry of Justice of the decision. This letter contains an effective date and a file number which can be obtained by contacting the National Archives. You could also go directly to the National Archives and use the annual records from the above authorities and find the same information.

Before the middle of the 1800s it would be best to know when the adoption took place, the registers were kept in chronological order, i.e. all cases were entered one after the other as they were received. When you look at the register, it is advised that you look at the back for the listing by name. It will save you a great deal of time.

After 1923


Back to Denmark Page►Text