: Adopted Family and your ICCRC exam
(continuation… ) Adopted Family Member Sponsorship.
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 of an adopted person.