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OC 515/2017 - The Adoption Amendment Regulations, 2017/Règlement modificatif de 2017 sur l’adoption
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Title: The Adoption Amendment Regulations, 2017/Règlement modificatif de 2017 sur l’adoption

Minister: Minister of Social Services

Summary: On December 1, 2017, these regulations will amend RRS A-5.2 Reg 1 to:

  • strengthen the framework for the report to court regarding a child’s wishes and understanding of adoption as per subsections 16.1(1) and (2);
  • establish a mechanism, by adding clause (e) to subsection 29.1(1), for communication between an adopted child and their minor birth sibling(s);
  • allow the Ministry to treat historical requests for anonymity made by a birth parent or adopted adult in the same manner as a veto by adding clause (c) to subsection 28(2) and in conjunction with section 30.2;
  • allow financial assistance to follow an adopted child in the event that their adoptive parent(s) pass away, by amending subsection 51(1) to include subsequent legal guardian and adding 50(3) which provides the criteria for same; and.
  • repeal forms in Sections 4 and 12, associated with the simple adoption process to ensure consistency with this portion of the Act that was repealed.
See: The Adoption Act, 1988/Loi de 1998 sur l’adoption, section 43





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