There are many couples who want to complete an adoption of an adult child. Many times a couple will get married and their children are adults, but one of the children’s natural parents are deceased, or have abandoned the children, and they desire to adopt the children who are adults. Completing an adult adoption or an adult stepparent adoption, where you are adopting a child who is 18 years of age or older, is the most simple type of adoption. Adult Adoptee must be witnessed by an attorney or social worker. There is a small fee.
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We are experienced in adult adoptions and have completed adult adoptions for customers across the country. Most every province allows you to adopt an adult, except in the following provinces:
Alberta: Yes – Alberta will allow any adult or married couple to adopt another adult.
British Columbia: No – in British Columbia the law limits adult adoption to former foster or stepchildren children only.Currently, prospective parents can apply to adopt an adult, age 19 or older, whom they supported before the age of 19. Proposed legislation may soon make adult adoption possible for former youth in care who make a connection after turning 19.
Manitoba: Sometimes – The Court will determine whether the reason for the adult adoption is acceptable. The Court reviews the matter and take into consideration certain factors, such as whether the parent and adoptee developed a relationship while the adoptee was still a minor child. Based on the review, the Judge will determine whether he or she will allow the adult adoption.
New Brunswick: Sometimes – In New Brunswick, an adult adoption is allowed when the person adopting is older than the person being adopted by a reasonable number of years, and there is an acceptable reason for the adult adoption.
Newfoundland and Labrador: No – Adult adoption is not permitted.
Northwest Territories: No – The law limits adult adoption to former foster or stepchildren children only.
Nova Scotia: Yes – Nova Scotia will allow any adult or married couple to adopt another adult.
Nunavit: No – The law limits adult adoption to former foster or stepchildren children only.
Ontario: Yes – Ontario will allow any adult or married couple to adopt another adult. Adult Adoptee must be witnessed by an attorney or social worker. There is a small fee.
Prince Edward Island: Yes – Prince Edward Island will allow any adult or married couple to adopt another adult.
Quebec: We do not prepare Quebec Adoptions.
Saskatchewan: Sometimes – The Court will review each adult adoption case to determine whether the reason for the adoption is acceptable.
Yukon: Sometimes – The Court will review each adult adoption case if the court is satisfied that the adoption is proper and in the adoptee’s best interest.
Each Province has very specific procedures for the adoption of an adult. Some Provinces require an agreement between the person who is adopting and the person who is being adopted, and this agreement is filed with the court along with the adoption documents. Some Provinces require specific procedures to be completed and require very specific documents for the adoption. Reliable Adoption is experienced with the adoption procedures and the specific documents required to complete your adult adoption in every Province that allows adult adoptions.
How the adult adoption will effect the adoptee
The laws for adopting an adult and for adopting a minor child are very similar in most provinces. The person being adopted will receive a new birth certificate showing the person who is adopting as the parent of the adoptee. The adoptee can also change their name in the adoption process if they desire. In some provinces, the child will retain the inheritance rights of their biological parent, as well as gaining inheritance rights of the parent adopting them.
Adult adoptions commonly occur with families where there has developed a bond between a stepparent and a child. Many times one of the child’s biological parents is deceased or has abandoned the child, and the only real parent that the child knows is the stepparent. In situations such as this, there is a strong desire to complete the family unity through adoption. Even if the adult child is married, the adoption can still be completed. In situations where the adult adoptee is married, the adoptee’s spouse will be required to sign a consent to the adult adoption.
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We service our customers throughout Canada, including Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland-Labrador, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon. If you need to complete your stepparent adoption, we can help you save thousands of the cost of a lawyer. Give us a call today at (800)878-2109.
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