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Definition: A legal process by which a person becomes the parent of a child that was born to another. The law then regards the person adopted and the person(s) adopting as related to each other in the same way as would be the case in a natural family.
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Alberta Resources

This online resource from the Government of Alberta provides information about the Alberta government adoption process and applications as well as private adoption options. Includes links to other adoption resources and a link to profiles of children available for adoption.
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These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers for birth parents and adopted children about accessing adoption records in Alberta.

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This group of programs and services is offered by Alberta Justice in collaboration with the courts of Alberta. This webpage provides general information for those who are representing themselves in a family matter in either Court of Queen's Bench or The Provincial Court of Alberta.

This service is for people who don’t have a lawyer. Use it to:

  • prepare for court
  • navigate your family law matter through the Provincial Court
  • discuss your issues, explore your options and get you referrals
  • get a court order prepared and filed with the Court of Queen’s Bench and then have copies sent to the other party – after a parenting-related hearing
  • review your divorce before its submitted to the Court of Queen’s Bench
Related keywords: Adoption, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Family law general resources, Self-representation, Spousal support

Youthlaw.ca is a website of the Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC). CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

Related keywords: Adoption, Bullying, Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Marriage, Relationship violence, Sexual assault

This section of the Service Alberta website provides information about ordering a birth certificate, registering a birth, adopting, choosing a last name and making corrections to a birth registration.
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CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

Related keywords: Adoption, Bullying, Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Legal services, Marriage, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment

These "How old do I have to be?" FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers for youth about age-related issues under various topics: family, criminal, medical and health related, legal and financial, activities (such as driving), school and work.

Related keywords: Adoption, Bullying, Common law relationships, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Guardianship and trusteeship, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Marriage, Wills and estates, Youth criminal justice

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The Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) is a national non-profit organization and registered charity and is the umbrella organization for adoption in Canada. By providing a library and clearinghouse on adoption issues,  publications and information about adoption news and resources as well as referrals to adoption inquiries, the ACC raises public awareness of adoption, promotes the placement of waiting children, stresses the importance of post-adoption services, and supports search, reunion, and unqualified access to identifying information for both adopted adults and their birth parents.
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The aim of this organization is to support grandmothers, grandfathers, and Kinship families to maintain or re-establish family ties. Here you will find some answers to frequently asked questions concerning legal and health issues, as well as practical help for those Kin raising children and grandchildren. Cangrands is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing kinship support for caregiver families across Canada.
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This website from Citizenship and Immigration Canada contains information relating to the topic of international adoption. The Hague Convention governs international adoptions in many countries, including Canada and this website helps prospective parents under both the adoption and the immigration or citizenship processes as they relate to international adoptions.
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