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Depending on the type of adoption you have chosen, there are forms that must be completed in order to begin the adoption process.
Select the form that applies to your situation. If you need assistance to complete them, there are instructions included with each form.
Application to Adopt a Child
If the child is in the permanent care of the Alberta government. This form is also available from your nearest Child and Family Services office or Delegated First Nation Agency.
Consent forms for finalization of a direct or spousal/relative adoption are available below:
- Consent by a Child to Adoption – Adoption of a child 12-years-of-age or older (ADOP2007)
- Consent by Guardian to Adoption – Adoption of a child placed by a licensed adoption agency (ADOP2005)
- Consent by Guardian to Adoption – Adoption of a child placed directly by the parent (ADOP3598)
- Consent by a Guardian to Adoption – Adoption of a child under permanent guardianship or step-parent adoption (ADOP2659)
International Adoption Application (ADOP2777)
This form is also available from any licensed private adoption agency, or by emailing your request to have the form mailed to you. Please include your complete mailing address in your request.