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We’re a gay couple thinking about adoption

Last reviewed in December 2017 by the Clicklaw Editors

In 1996 BC’s Adoption Act was changed to allow any two eligible married or unmarried adults- including adults of the same sex - to apply together to adopt a child.

Good starting points to learn more about the adoption process in British Columbia include:

  • Adoption, from People's Law School, provides an overview of the adoption process.
  • JP Boyd on Family Law: Family Relationships, from the Courthouse Libraries BC, contains a detailed section on Adoption. It has information on who can receive a child for adoption.
See also: "We're thinking about adopting".

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