This information is for families who are adopting a relative child residing in another country. If you wish to adopt a relative child born in Canada, please see Adopting a Relative Child in Canada.
If the country you are adopting a relative from requires a homestudy, Sunrise will complete this for you.
If the country is a Hague country, Sunrise will also help you with the complex requirements of the Hague Convention
- all relative adoptions completed outside of British Columbia (even if the adopting parents already have the adoption order from the country of origin)
- all Hague country adoptions
- adoption of a relative child from a non-Hague country, where the adoption is to be completed in British Columbia. In these cases, we will prepare a report to be submitted to the British Columbia Supreme Court
- adoption of a relative child from another country, if the child is an orphan (i.e. both parents are deceased)