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Adoption is a process performed in accordance with the laws of a country other than Canada or any political subdivision thereof, where the adoption creates a genuine relationship of parent and child. The child must not be adopted for the primary purpose of gaining admission of the child to Canada. The primary purpose should be to include the child into a loving nurturing family relationship.
Adoption is a provincial responsibility, persons who wish to adopt a child from outside Canada must first contact provincial adoption authorities. Once the adoption application has been initiated through provincial authorities and has been approved, the sponsorship process could be initiated.
A child to be adopted has to meet the following requirements:
The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board (Appeal Division) suggests that the following factors are considered in determining whether an adoption creates a genuine relationship of parent and child:
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