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My 6 year old son is adopted (no biological family story).

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Hi My 6 year old son is adopted (no biological family history) . He is a Canadian citizen as I am . His Canadian documents don not have my family name , just my first and second name , and the first and second of his mother (all as his original adoption
documents and birth certificate), we adopted him from Jordan . Now I am thinking seriously of including my family name on all his Canadian documents . How do we go about this ? Kind Regards
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.

Are you asking about doing a formal name change so his legal name is changed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.

You cannot do a legal name change at this point in time because the child has to be living in Ontario for a full 12 months before you start the application (unless the child is under a year in which case the child has to be living in Ontario since birth.

When you move back and meet the criteria here is the information you will need:

http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=1&ENV=WWE&TIT=name+change&NO=007-11156E

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you so muchThat was helpful
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome.

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