Building New Families Through Adoption

More and more people are choosing to become parents through adoption.

The family lawyers of Daniels Law Firm in Ottawa are committed to helping make the legal aspects of the adoption process proceed smoothly for parents and children, reducing stress and allowing them to look to the new phase of their lives with hope and happiness.

Protecting Parents' And Children's Rights Through Strong Agreements

There are many avenues through which parents may adopt children and build families. These include:

  • Adoption through an agency
  • Adoption through a surrogacy agreement
  • Second parent or stepparent adoption
  • Adoption through fertility treatments like sperm donation

It is important that fertility treatments comply with Canada's Assisted Human Reproduction Act. Additionally, many of these options for adoption also prompt the need to have strong agreements in place.

It is also pivotal that parents take note of the waiting time pertaining to adoption. The time varies based on whether parents want a child locally or from a specific country, and of any age or an infant.

Stepparent adoptions, sperm donation and surrogacy adoptions all usually require someone relinquishing his or her parental rights. Sperm donors will likewise want to be protected from claims for parental responsibility or child support payments. Daniels Law Firm can draft strong agreements that protect everyone's rights and ensure the best interests of the children are secure.

Contact Daniels Law Firm To Learn More

Adopting a child is a great thing, but it is not easy. To learn how Daniels Law Firm can help the process proceed more smoothly for parents in Ontario, contact the firm online or call 613-867-6871 in Ottawa or 800-491-9279 toll free in Canada.