Adoption can give a child stability, love and a sense of belonging. Adoptions also create legal rights and obligations that might not exist otherwise.

If the adoption involves a single parent in a long-term relationship with a new partner who already acts like a parent to the child, adoption can create a legal bond to match the emotional bond that already exists.

If part of the adoption process includes a biological parent giving up his or her rights to a child, it can be a difficult decision for that parent to make. We offer a non-judgmental atmosphere in which biological parents can discuss current and future rights regarding their children.

It is important for everyone involved — both adults and children — to understand how they will be affected.

Creating New Family Relationships

At Calgary Family Law Associates, our experience can help guide you through whichever adoption process you are taking part in, including:

  • Public and private adoptions
  • Open and closed adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Extended family adoptions
  • Nonrelative adoptions
  • Adoptions by same-sex partners
  • Adoptions of older children, or children with special needs

Our adoptions lawyers will answer all of your questions and help you with documentation, interviews and home studies if necessary. We will work to deal with any complications quickly and efficiently so that your family can move forward.

Contact Calgary Family Law Associates

We help parents and children in Calgary and surrounding areas of Alberta. Contact us at 587-393-7850, or contact each lawyer individually. You can also fill out our online form.


Discover How We Can Help You.

As an association of experienced lawyers, we navigate a range of legal matters. Many clients come for advice on separation, divorce and other family law matters. Others encounter issues involving real estate law, or wills and probate. We also offer clients a depth of experience in civil, corporate & commercial litigation, as well as employment and human rights law. In all such cases, our lawyers can give you professional, pragmatic and reliable advice.