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.