Starting a family through adoption is an exciting time but it can also seem overwhelming. There are many rules surrounding adoption and a through understanding of these laws is necessary. If you decide to adopt a child from outside of Canada, there a specific requirements that need to be met in order for the child to immigrate to Canada.
Requirements to be Met by the Prospective Parents
It will come as no surprise that there rules surrounding who is eligible to adopt a child from another country. If you meet these requirements you are able to begin the adoption process. When it comes to intercountry adoptions, the adoption process will usually take place within the home county of the child being adopted. Each country will have its own set of rules and regulations determining who may adopt a child from their country. In addition to meeting the rules set forth by a country to adopt a child, you must meet specific requirements in order for the child to successfully immigrate to Canada.
You Must be:
- at least 18 years old
- living in Canada
- a citizen or a permanent resident
- following all legal procedure’s in the child’s home country
- ending the relationship between the adopted child and the biological parents
- meeting your home province requirements, including a home visit
- willing and able to create a relationship between yourself and the child
If I adopt a child, what will their citizenship be?
When you adopt a child from another country, you will have to help your newly adopted child to obtain permanent resident status within Canada. This can be done if you and your partner are citizens or permanent residents of Canada. If the adopted person is over the age of 18, they still must be adopted by a citizen or a permanent resident. Additionally, your child must complete a medical exam before being granted a permanent resident visa.
Why Seeking Professional Help for Your Upcoming Adoption is Important
Adoption and immigration require a great deal of preparation, including assembling the proper paperwork, following the proper procedures and knowing where to file and when. With so many specific and timely requirements to fulfill, successful applications are often achieved with the help of a legal expert.
Why Hire Us to Help You With Your Upcoming Adoption?
We have over 20 years of experience in handling applications and we know what steps and details immigration officers consider when deciding whether to approve or deny an application bid. We have helped thousands of individuals and we can help you too. The first step is to fill out this assessment and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your options.