Are you looking for child adoption in Ontario? When it comes to child adoption, Canada’s Ontario province has very specific laws and requirements that need to be followed. These laws exist to make sure that
- The child’s security is guaranteed
- The household is capable of raising a child
- The adoptive parents can properly follow the legal process
These things must be done in order to get the full protection of the law once the adoption process is completed. If you want to speak to an adoption lawyer, pick a time for them to call you below. Hiring an adoption lawyer normally costs around $2200 for the entire process. However, the lawyer will confirm their rates with you as each situation is different.
Types of Child Adoption in Canada
In Ontario, there are different ways you can adopt a child. It’s also possible to do private or international adoptions. Ontario has a private adoption system, so it’s important to hire an adoption lawyer.
Many adoption agencies in Ontario have shut down, making things even more confusing for families interested in adoption. Below are some ways you can adopt.
- Public adoption
- Private Adoption
- International Adoption
- Adoption of a stepchild
- Adoption of a birth relative (kinship adoption)
Private agencies are normally when a mother in Ontario doesn’t want to raise their child. International adoption is when you get a child from another country. You can also go through CAS and the public system. This is when you get a foster child. It is most likely true that the parents lost custody of their child to the government. This was probably being the child was unsafe at their house.
You can also do short term adoption, called being a foster child. You might take care of the child until their biological parents can get their life together. If the biological parents cannot create a safe environment, you might be able to adopt the child.
Legislation on child adoption in Ontario
You should be aware of the laws below. You can ask for legal advice from one of our Ontario adoption lawyers.
- The Child and Family Services Act
- The basis for child adoption rules for Ontario residents
- Intercountry Adoption Act of 1998
- The basis for requirements for Ontario residents adopting children from other countries
- Ontario’s adoption laws are based on the Hague Convention
Difference between child adoption and guardianship
Adoption is having a non-biological parent be legally viewed as the child’s parent.
Guardianship is temporary. The biological parents still have a legal relationship with the child. Guardianship is needed when a parent is mentally incapable of raising a child.
Adopting a child needs to be done in the correct way. If you do it wrong, it can lead to guardianship battles in the family law court. This can be very expensive.
Hire a Lawyer to Handle Your Child Adoption Process in Ontario
We have an adoption lawyer in Ontario. Therefore, contact us so that you can get expert advice regarding the process. The lawyer can explain the following terms to you and processes:
- adoption processes
- the adoption worker
- the difference between private and international adoptions
- how the private adoption system works
- legal advice about the right type of adoption for you
- how public adoption works
A lot of adoptions happens within the child’s circle. For example, a child might be able to be adopted by an uncle. This is very common. Adoption can be expensive if you go privately and internationally. It can cost $45,000 to adopt a child from another country. There might be travel costs, medical fees, and legal fees.
Private adoption normally costs around $25,000. This is for all the fees, not the legal fees.
Public adoption is the cheapest way to go. You can also deduct costs off your taxes. Speak to one of our lawyers about this.
Benefits of hiring an adoption lawyer
Facilitate the legal process involved in stepchild adoptions and kinship adoptions (adopting a birth relative). The lawyer can also help with. international adoptions Further, they can facilitate the legal process of adopting through an agency (private.)
Things can get complicated with adoption. This can happen in a situation like:
- A parent remarries
- The new spouse wants to adopt the child from a previous marriage
- A parent dies and the family wants to adopt the child
Get an adoption lawyer to help you navigate the requirements and processes involved in child adoption.
Call ClearWay Law Today to Talk to a Child Adoption Lawyer in Ontario
ClearWay Law has a customer toll-free number that you can call to speak to our intake team. Once our intake team gets your information, they will send it to one of our adoption lawyers. The lawyer will then call you.
ClearWay Law can be reached through its website’s online contact form.
Also, you can book a time for the adoption lawyer to call you below.
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“In Canada, provincial law regulates adoption. This means that the rules for adopting a child in Ontario are different than the rules to adopt in other provinces or territories.”
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law