Families and children

The Ministry of Children and Families endeavours to ensure that children and young people get a good upbringing and that families can feel secure, both financially and socially.

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Child Welfare

The primary duty of the child welfare services is to ensure that children and young people living under conditions that may harm their health and development will receive the necessary assistance when they need it, and to contribute to giving children and young people safe conditions for growing up.

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An adoption order may only be issued when it can be assumed that adoption is in the best interests of the child. The fundamental condition of the child's best interests applies to all forms of adoption.

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Department of Childhood, Youth and Family Affairs

Phone: +47 22 24 25 19
Address: Postboks 8036 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Akersgata 59, Oslo