# Adoption and foster care
Sometimes a child’s biological parents are not in a position to look after the child. Children in this situation can be cared for by other families on a permanent or temporary basis. How does adoption work and who can provide advice if you would like to foster a child?To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
You do not have your birth certificate, but you need it, for example, for a marriage or for another official act? Then you can apply for the issuance of a birth certificate.
You do not have your birth certificate, but you need it for a marriage or other official act, for example? Then you can apply for a printout from the birth register.
If you need proof of birth for submission to foreign agencies, you can apply for a multilingual birth certificate.
Sie haben das alleinige Sorgerecht für Ihr Kind und brauchen eine Bescheinigung (Negativbescheinigung) darüber? Hier erfahren Sie mehr.
If you want to adopt a person who is of age, you and the person to be adopted can apply for this at the family court.
If you have a child, you can apply for child benefit.
If you as parents earn enough income for yourself, but your income is not enough or only just enough for the whole family, you can apply for the child supplement.