Adoption

FAMILIES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

If your family is growing through adoption, RDM has a lawyer for that.

Our team of legal professionals can assist with international and domestic adoptions, whether you are an extended family member or new to the child’s life. We can also provide advice to birth parents who are considering options for the best care of their child(ren) and the impact adoption has on legal rights.

We are pleased to offer this service to families who reside anywhere in British Columbia.

Fees

At RDM we strive to be transparent in our billing. Typically, the legal fees for an uncontested adoption are around $3,500 to $4,500 but this depends on a number of factors, including whether or how easily consents can be obtained from the birth parent(s), the age(s) of the child(ren) and whether the court requires a report on the child(ren)’s views, and whether the adoption is international or domestic. Generally all birth parents must be served with the adoption materials so if difficult to find, this also adds to the costs. If the adoption is contested, then a trial may be necessary and the fees are likely to be higher and will depend on the hourly rate(s) of the lawyer(s) involved which range from $200-$400.

More information on hourly billing can be found by clicking here.

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