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B.C. court rules Indigenous heritage doesn’t override child’s best interest in adoption

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 1:18 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has determined that a child’s Indigenous heritage does not attract a “super-weight” over other factors in adoption in a decision the birth mother plans to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.  

Jasmeet Wahid, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLPIn M.M. v. T.B. 2017 BCCA 296, the court dismissed the appeal of a mother who opposed the adoption of her 10-year-old son by the family that has taken care of him since he was 14 months old. The birth mother...