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ADOPTION - Persons who may adopt and be adopted - Consent of natural parents - Practice and procedure - General principles - Legislation - Effect - Retroactive effect

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:49 AM  

Appeal by the British Columbia Director of Adoption from a judicial review judgment in favour of the respondent, the biological father of the subject child. Immediately following the subject child's birth, the birth mother signed a pre-placement agreement transferring care and custody of the child to the British Columbia Director of Adoption. One week later, the mother swore an affidavit consenting to the child's adoption. The respondent was not named on the child's birth certificate, as his paternity was not confirmed until subsequent DNA testing. The...