The international community takes a number of measures and precautions to ensure that the adoption process is conducted in a transparent and adequate manner in the best interests of the child. In Malta, adoption has evolved from an unregulated private matter, to adoption of children from a number of countries and more recently to regulation, good practice and record keeping. The Social Care Standards Authority regulates both local and intercountry adoptions. The Authority works with a number of Ministries and entities with the aim of better regulating this field.

What you'll get

Throughout the years the Maltese governments have taken up several initiatives to incentivise the Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs). These include, free injections to PAPs when travelling to sending countries; the waiving off of Apostille related-fees for adoption- related documents; and adoption leave for adoptive parents (this also applies to local adoptions).

The government has also introduced the grant of 10,000 Euros for Prospective Adoptive Parents.

Further information on this grant please click here.


General eligibility criteria:

  • Prospective adoptive parents, can seek further information on how to apply by contacting one of the accredited agencies.

How to apply

Accredited adoption Agencies:

Agency name: Foundation for Social Welfare Services – Alternative Care Directorate (Children and Young People) – Adoption Services (previously known as Appoġġ)

Address: 36, St Luke’s Road, Gwardamanġa PTA 1318
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fsws.gov.mt
Telephone number: +356 2295 9000

Agency name: Adoption Opportunities
Address: 167, 2nd Floor, Atocia Street, Hamrun
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.adoptionopportunities.org.mt
Telephone number: +356 2125 1479 / +356 9942 2447

Agency name: Aġenzija Tama
Address: SUB007, Industrial Estate, San Gwann
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.agenzijatama.com
Telephone number: +356 7920 9733 / +356 9905 2334