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Hi, i have a question regarding child adoption. I adopted a child outside Canada but it doesn’t have adoption papers because the child is directly registered in my name as her mom. Now, I wanted to get her to come in Canada and live with me. What should I do now since I don’t have an adoption papers but i have her legal birth certificate in my name?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I’m from BC. The child is in Philippines

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No. Because I’m not sure. I wanted to make sure of everything before i filed my sponsorship for her

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I’m a permanent resident in canada. I was in Philippines when the child was born so we registered her directly in my name. I have the legal copy of her birth certificate from Philippines

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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

How did you get your name on her birth certificate without a court order?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
We registered her directly in my name when she was born.
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

I don't know if that is lawful in the Philippines but it is certainly not in Canada. Canada is not going to recognize this as a legal adoption. So you will need to go through proper legal channels to adopt the child before you can sponsor the child.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No. Thank you.
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Then please rate me before you leave the site so that I can receive credit for my work and please don't shoot the messenger!

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