Permanent Transfer of Custody of a Child to Someone Familiar in BC

When a temporary placement for a child is not possible, the alternative could be transferring custody to the caregiver by adoption or a court order. This page briefly describes the conditions, guardian's responsibilities, financial support, rights, access orders, and future legal matters.

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BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
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January 2016 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
permanent kinship care, permanent transfer of custody