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Bringing an adoptive child to Canada

Old Apr 4th 2003, 10:10 am
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Diablo ²°°²
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We're just about ready to apply to live in Canada from the UK.
My husband is currently going through the motions of adopting my eldest
daughter, we're just waiting for a court date.
My daughters natural father cannot be found, my worry is that Canadian
Immigration will want a letter from her natural father to say that he gives
his permission for his daughter to emigrate. As he cannot be found and
hasn't seen my daughter for 7 years, this would be near enough impossible!
Am I right in assuming that once my husband has adopted my daughter, he will
have parental responsibility ( her natural father hasn't as we were never
married), then Canadian Immigration would recognise that, and therefore
wouldn't need permission from the natural father?

I would be grateful for any info on this matter.

Many Thanks.

Alison.
 
Old Apr 4th 2003, 12:18 pm
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Jim Humphries
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Once the adoption is finalized it is likely that the natural father's
parental rights will be expunged. You should check that detail with the
lawyer handling the adoption.
--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
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    > We're just about ready to apply to live in Canada from the UK.
    > My husband is currently going through the motions of adopting my eldest
    > daughter, we're just waiting for a court date.
    > My daughters natural father cannot be found, my worry is that Canadian
    > Immigration will want a letter from her natural father to say that he
gives
    > his permission for his daughter to emigrate. As he cannot be found and
    > hasn't seen my daughter for 7 years, this would be near enough impossible!
    > Am I right in assuming that once my husband has adopted my daughter, he
will
    > have parental responsibility ( her natural father hasn't as we were never
    > married), then Canadian Immigration would recognise that, and therefore
    > wouldn't need permission from the natural father?
    > I would be grateful for any info on this matter.
    > Many Thanks.
    > Alison.
 
Old Apr 4th 2003, 8:41 pm
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Diablo ²°°²
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Thanks Mr Humphries,

Yes, once the adoption is finalized her natural father will lose his
parental rights, so am I right to assume Canadian Immigration will not need
written permission from the natural father because of this reason?

Thanks again,

Alison
"Jim Humphries" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
Once the adoption is finalized it is likely that the natural father's
parental rights will be expunged. You should check that detail with the
lawyer handling the adoption.
--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > We're just about ready to apply to live in Canada from the UK.
    > My husband is currently going through the motions of adopting my eldest
    > daughter, we're just waiting for a court date.
    > My daughters natural father cannot be found, my worry is that Canadian
    > Immigration will want a letter from her natural father to say that he
gives
    > his permission for his daughter to emigrate. As he cannot be found and
    > hasn't seen my daughter for 7 years, this would be near enough impossible!
    > Am I right in assuming that once my husband has adopted my daughter, he
will
    > have parental responsibility ( her natural father hasn't as we were never
    > married), then Canadian Immigration would recognise that, and therefore
    > wouldn't need permission from the natural father?
    > I would be grateful for any info on this matter.
    > Many Thanks.
    > Alison.
 
Old Apr 5th 2003, 1:58 am
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pkjmet
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"Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message news:...
    > Thanks Mr Humphries,
    >
    > Yes, once the adoption is finalized her natural father will lose his
    > parental rights, so am I right to assume Canadian Immigration will not need
    > written permission from the natural father because of this reason?
    >
    > Thanks again,
    >
    > Alison
    > "Jim Humphries" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > Once the adoption is finalized it is likely that the natural father's
    > parental rights will be expunged. You should check that detail with the
    > lawyer handling the adoption.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...


Once the adoption is completed a new legal relationship is created and
anew Birth Certificate is issued. CIC cannot question the adoptions if
it was completed prior to your application. You need not even mention
that he/she was adopted. I also presume the record of the adoption is
sealed by the court.

Jim Metcalfe , Consultant and former visa officer



    > > We're just about ready to apply to live in Canada from the UK.
    > > My husband is currently going through the motions of adopting my eldest
    > > daughter, we're just waiting for a court date.
    > > My daughters natural father cannot be found, my worry is that Canadian
    > > Immigration will want a letter from her natural father to say that he
    > gives
    > > his permission for his daughter to emigrate. As he cannot be found and
    > > hasn't seen my daughter for 7 years, this would be near enough impossible!
    > > Am I right in assuming that once my husband has adopted my daughter, he
    > will
    > > have parental responsibility ( her natural father hasn't as we were never
    > > married), then Canadian Immigration would recognise that, and therefore
    > > wouldn't need permission from the natural father?
    > >
    > > I would be grateful for any info on this matter.
    > >
    > > Many Thanks.
    > >
    > > Alison.
    > >
    > >
 
Old Apr 5th 2003, 4:06 am
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Diablo ²°°²
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Thanks Mr Metcalfe,

That's answered my question. We are just ready to apply, all are documents
have been certified, including my daughters birth certificate. The adoption
will take place in early summer we hope. I was going to send a letter to
Canadian Immigration with my application stating our intentions and to say
the adoption papers will follow on as soon as we receive them.
This will mean that they will know the circumstances, do you think this
could affect our application?
wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
"Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
news:...
    > Thanks Mr Humphries,
    > Yes, once the adoption is finalized her natural father will lose his
    > parental rights, so am I right to assume Canadian Immigration will not
need
    > written permission from the natural father because of this reason?
    > Thanks again,
    > Alison
    > "Jim Humphries" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > Once the adoption is finalized it is likely that the natural father's
    > parental rights will be expunged. You should check that detail with the
    > lawyer handling the adoption.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...


Once the adoption is completed a new legal relationship is created and
anew Birth Certificate is issued. CIC cannot question the adoptions if
it was completed prior to your application. You need not even mention
that he/she was adopted. I also presume the record of the adoption is
sealed by the court.

Jim Metcalfe , Consultant and former visa officer



    > > We're just about ready to apply to live in Canada from the UK.
    > > My husband is currently going through the motions of adopting my eldest
    > > daughter, we're just waiting for a court date.
    > > My daughters natural father cannot be found, my worry is that Canadian
    > > Immigration will want a letter from her natural father to say that he
    > gives
    > > his permission for his daughter to emigrate. As he cannot be found and
    > > hasn't seen my daughter for 7 years, this would be near enough
impossible!
    > > Am I right in assuming that once my husband has adopted my daughter, he
    > will
    > > have parental responsibility ( her natural father hasn't as we were
never
    > > married), then Canadian Immigration would recognise that, and therefore
    > > wouldn't need permission from the natural father?
    > >
    > > I would be grateful for any info on this matter.
    > >
    > > Many Thanks.
    > >
    > > Alison.
    > >
    > >
 
Old Apr 5th 2003, 6:10 am
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Diablo ²°°²
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Default Jim Metcalfe

"Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
Thanks Mr Metcalfe,

That's answered my question. We are just ready to apply, all are documents
have been certified, including my daughters birth certificate. The adoption
will take place in early summer we hope. I was going to send a letter to
Canadian Immigration with my application stating our intentions and to say
the adoption papers will follow on as soon as we receive them.
This will mean that they will know the circumstances, do you think this
could affect our application?
wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
"Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
news:...
    > Thanks Mr Humphries,
    > Yes, once the adoption is finalized her natural father will lose his
    > parental rights, so am I right to assume Canadian Immigration will not
need
    > written permission from the natural father because of this reason?
    > Thanks again,
    > Alison
    > "Jim Humphries" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > Once the adoption is finalized it is likely that the natural father's
    > parental rights will be expunged. You should check that detail with the
    > lawyer handling the adoption.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Diablo ²°°²" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...


Once the adoption is completed a new legal relationship is created and
anew Birth Certificate is issued. CIC cannot question the adoptions if
it was completed prior to your application. You need not even mention
that he/she was adopted. I also presume the record of the adoption is
sealed by the court.

Jim Metcalfe , Consultant and former visa officer



    > > We're just about ready to apply to live in Canada from the UK.
    > > My husband is currently going through the motions of adopting my eldest
    > > daughter, we're just waiting for a court date.
    > > My daughters natural father cannot be found, my worry is that Canadian
    > > Immigration will want a letter from her natural father to say that he
    > gives
    > > his permission for his daughter to emigrate. As he cannot be found and
    > > hasn't seen my daughter for 7 years, this would be near enough
impossible!
    > > Am I right in assuming that once my husband has adopted my daughter, he
    > will
    > > have parental responsibility ( her natural father hasn't as we were
never
    > > married), then Canadian Immigration would recognise that, and therefore
    > > wouldn't need permission from the natural father?
    > >
    > > I would be grateful for any info on this matter.
    > >
    > > Many Thanks.
    > >
    > > Alison.
    > >
    > >
 

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