Welcome to your newest ICCRC Exam Prep lesson on Adopted Family Member Sponsorship.

Estimated study time: 2 hours

Important links

OP 3


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


IRPA/R R3(2) R4 R117(1)(f) R130 R133 


Important cases

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.

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