A significant change in a family such as divorce, remarriage or same-sex marriage sometimes results in a child being adopted. At Quay Law Centre, we assist clients in a variety of family situations with adoption, including agency adoptions. It is important to consult a knowledgeable lawyer as early as possible if you are considering adoption. As international adoption becomes more common and with the advent of the Internet, laws regarding adoption in Canada are constantly changing.
Every type of adoption has its own procedures that must be adhered to and unique challenges. Our lawyers are experienced in the following types of adoptions:
- Stepparent adoption: When a parent marries or remarries and the new spouse wants to adopt a child from a previous relationship.
- Family adoption: If a parent dies or is unable to raise a child, a grandparent, sibling, aunt or other relative may be able to adopt the child.
- Agency adoption: Adoption agencies can help you through part of the process of adopting a child in Canada or from another country.
If you are considering adopting a child, you likely have questions regarding how long it will take, how much it will cost and how the process works. The answers to these questions can greatly vary, depending on the details of your unique situation.
Because of our extensive experience and in-depth familiarity of all areas of family law, our lawyers are able to act proactively to avoid unnecessary delays and problems during the adoption process.
To arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers, please contact Quay Law Centre online, or call 604-527-1161. From our multiple offices, we represent clients in the Metro-Vancouver area, including Surrey, Fraser Valley, Tri-Cities, Burnaby, Kelowna, and any other area throughout British Columbia, Canada and internationally.