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De Facto Adoption

If you have cared for and financially supported a child for two continuous years, you may apply to court for an order of adoption. You will need to seek legal assistance by contacting a lawyer to complete this type of adoption.

 

Extended Family Adoption

As a birth parent, you may place your child with a member of your extended family. After your child has been in the care of your extended family for at least six months, an application may be made to court for an Order of Adoption. You will need to seek legal assistance by contacting a lawyer to complete this type of adoption.

Adoption by Spouse or Common-law Partner of Child's Parent

If you are married to, or living permanently with, a parent of a child you may apply to court for an Order of Adoption. You will need to seek legal assistance by contacting a lawyer to complete this type of adoption.

finger paintingAdult Adoption

You can apply to court to adopt an adult if you are older by a reasonable number of years and the reason for adoption is acceptable to the court. You will need to seek legal assistance by contacting a lawyer to complete this type of adoption.

 

For more information...

If you would like more information on adoption, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact your local child and family services agency or a licensed adoption agency. A worker will explain adoption to you in detail, and answer any specific questions you may have.