Helping Hands Adoption Agency | Poland programme
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Poland programme

As with all our adoption programmes, we recommend applicants contact us for an overview of all country programmes as selecting a country is an important decision and by discussing the different programmes with HHAMA applicants can be helped to make a decision which is informed and realistic in terms of completing an adoption.


Once you have selected Poland as the adoption programme best suited to you we will discuss with you the documents required for your submission to National Centre.

HHAMA has been accredited by the AAI to mediate an adoption programme with Poland.  We are also accredited by the Polish central authority, Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, and HHAMA is partnered with the Polish accredited agency National Centre, in Warsaw.

Placement or Matching on the Polish programme is by Hague article 17 and there is a stage of proposed placement before that approval.

It is fair to say that this programme is best suited to applications with some Polish heritage.  The children are traditionally older, 6+, and include sibling groups. It is an advantage to have knowledge of Polish.

Please contact us to discuss your application and to explore your suitability for this programme in terms of gender preference, number of children and ages of children approved to adopt as well as additional medical needs you may consider.

10th May 2017 update

Fee schedule Poland programme

HHAMA Irish Fees

The HHAMA Fee applies to the Irish costs for intercountry adoption and is additional to the Sending Country Programme fee.

Details of the HHAMA Irish Fee are currently available on our Fees page

Sending Country Fees

There are no fees charged by the Polish agency, other than some legal costs charged as incurred.

POLAND’s authorities require basic pack/dossier items :  Article 15, Homestudy, Medical reports, Financial reports, Garda Vetting, Passports are the key documents.

HHAMA will discuss the details with all applicants during the pre-registration discussions.

The initial dossier submission is by electronic means, in both English and Polish [certified translation].

The original dossier for Poland is not required until applicants are travelling to Poland for the first visit.

The requirement for Post Placement Reports for Poland are :

A report every year for the first 3 years, ie after 12, 24 and 36 months.

Subsequent reports are required every 2 years up to the child’s 18th birthday.

Post Placement Reports 1 to 3 must be completed by a social worker. Typically, such reports describe the child’s well-being, including relevant medical, emotional, residential, and educational information.  The subsequent reports can be compiled by the family.

The report must be submitted to HHAMA in Polish and must be accompanied by at least 8 colour photographs.