Adopting A Step-child


Often parents who are in a second relationship would like to have their new spouse or partner adopt their child from a previous marriage or relationship.  These can be simple or sometimes complex from a legal point of view.  Sunrise can refer you to experienced adoption lawyers who can assist you to complete the adoption.

Step-parent adoption requires an application to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. If the child is between 7 and 12 years of age a report for the court is required. Sunrise will prepare this report for you.

For more information on how to adopt a step-child in Canada, contact us.