Under this program, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor an adopted child to immigrate to Canada. There are many regulations surrounding this program and There are two processes that you must go through when you adopt a child from another country: the adoption process and the immigration process.
You must also meet Quebec’s immigration sponsorship requirements which includes signing an “undertaking” with the province. This is a contract that binds your sponsorship.
For your child to be eligible for permanent resident status, you must be:
Most intercountry adoptions will take place in the child’s home country. Each country has different laws and procedures covering adoption by foreigners. For instance, some countries allow adoptions outside the child’s home country, while others only permit adoption inside the country. Not all countries allow adoptions.
If you are adopting a child who is related to you, different rules from the provinces and/or the country of origin may apply.
The immigration process allows two types of adoptions of children under 18. Depending on the law of the child’s home country, the intercountry adoption must either:
Adoptions are the responsibility of the provinces and territories in Canada. You should contact your provincial or territorial adoption authority for information on eligibility to adopt and the accompanying requirements that must be met, but first you should read all of the information in this section to know what to expect.
Once the adoption process is in progress and you have received a Letter of No Objection from the province or territory, you can apply to sponsor your child. After that, you can apply for a permanent resident visa for your child to come to Canada.
You may apply for citizenship for the child after he or she has arrived in Canada and has permanent resident status. However, the adoption must be finalized before citizenship can be granted.
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