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Hi everyone, I’m looking for a legal advisor. We have been married for eight years and we don’t have a child yet. We have done several treatments, but the results were negative. Now we’ve decided to adopt a baby. What are the formalities to adopt a child? While browsing, I found this family lawyer in Toronto. Does anyone know about them? Please leave your suggestions.

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I don’t know about the law in Canada, but in the US private adoption is very different and most family lawyers do not do private adoption.  When we started on our adoption journey 12 years ago, I called several attorneys who actually advertised “adoption” as part of their services, but when I talked to them it was stepparent adoption or legal guardianship, not private adoption between two unrelated families.

In the US, private adoption is handled by agencies or attorneys, and the laws vary from state to state.  So you may want to start by looking into the laws in your area.  You can also call that office and ask them if they handle private adoption, and if they do not, they may know who in your area does.  Sometimes adoption agencies have open houses or seminars that you can attend to learn more.

Good luck on your adoption journey.

Posted by jszmom on Jan 22, 2020 at 12:40pm

Thank you for your valuable advice!

Posted by Olivia963 on Jan 24, 2020 at 6:40am

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