Welcome to your newest ICCRC Exam Prep lesson on Adopted Family Member Sponsorship.
Estimated study time: 2 hours
Provincial Adoption Authorities
Differences between Citizenship & PR for people being adopted
Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Section 33)
Sponsorship of adopted children and other relatives — The sponsor’s guide (IMM 5196)
OP 2 Section 6 Definitions
IP 2 Section 5.4
Determine your eligibility – Sponsor your eligible relatives
Sponsor your relatives
Leung v. Canada is an interesting case that will give you a greater understanding of ‘Adoptions of Convenience’ and how the role of ‘Best Interests of the Child’ play a factor in adoptions with regard to immigration.
Here are two cases (Sahota v. Canada and Gill v. Canada) that will detail how important it is for families to go through the formal, legal adoption route in order to later sponsor that person as an adopted child.
Singh v. Canada shows that when a child is formally adopted, the biological parents cannot later sponsor that child as an accompanying family member.
Sinniah v. Canada gives us a great demonstration of the importance of establishing a genuine parent/child relationship in order to meet the requirements of sponsorship of an adopted person.