Adoption is the establishment of a legally recognized, lifelong relationship between adoptive parents and the adoptee(s). The process of establishing this relationship is governed under the provincial Adoption Act.
There are four ways a child can be placed for adoption. They are:
- Placement by a director of adoption;
- Placement by an adoption agency;
- Direct placement (parent or guardian of child placing child for adoption with a person or two persons, who are unrelated to the child); or
- Relative adoption.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has jurisdiction over adoption. One adult or two adults (same or opposite sex) can apply to the Supreme Court for an adoption order.
The lawyers at Lindsay Kenney have experience working with parents to achieve a successful adoption order from the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Our lawyers can assist with:
- Filing Court Forms;
- Drafting Applications;
- Drafting Affidavits; and
- Drafting the Adoption Order.
By working with our lawyers to draft and process these documents, you ensure the accuracy and completion of these forms thus reducing the time it takes for the adoption process to be finalized.
For more information or for assistance with an adoption, please contact any member of our team below: