Cross-border cooperation in the area of child protection

Cross-border recovery of maintenance

International treaties and legal acts of the European Union governing certain issues of cross-border recovery of maintenance apply in the Republic of Croatia

Cross-border cooperation in matters of parental responsibility and child abduction

Person, institution or other body claiming that a child has been removed or retained in breach of custody rights may apply either to the Central Authority of the child's habitual residence or to the Central Authority of any other Contracting State for assistance in securing the return of the child

Intercountry adoption

As of 1 April 2014, the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption applies in the Republic of Croatia