In order to get authorization to operate in an inter-country adoption from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), Inter-country Adoption Agency shall have the following criteria:
- Has official accreditation from the competent authority of the receiving country.
- Has authorization from the Central Authority or the competent authority of the receiving country to operate ICA in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
- Pursue only non-profit objectives and fulfil the conditions set out in legal provisions concerning non-profit legal persons, associations or NGOs, and other relevant legal provisions pertinent to the characteristics of ICA agencies;
- Be directed and staffed by persons qualified by their ethical and moral standards certified by Central Authority or competent authority for inter-country adoption of the agency’s country to be trained on Law of Inter-Country Adoption of Kingdom of Cambodia, national and international legal regulation relate with inter-country adoption affair that prepared by CAIA(ICAA) and experience to work in the field of inter-country adoption.
An agency that operates in the adoption process in the Kingdom of Cambodia shall not be authorized to run or use any orphanage as a source to supply orphaned infants and children in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Before applying for authorisation to operate as an inter-country adoption agency to the MoSVY, through the ICAA, each agency shall register in accordance with the existing legal provisions of the Kingdom of Cambodia concerning non-profit legal persons, associations or NGOs, or other relevant legal provisions pertinent to the characteristics of such agencies. The inter-country adoption agency shall enter into a contract on operation in Inter-country Adoption and fulfil other formalities determined by the MoSVY.