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[https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/laws/stat/rsbc-1996-c-5/latest/rsbc-1996-c-5.html#sec4_smooth Under the law in BC], a parent or guardian of a child may place the child for adoption. This starts a process to legally transfer parental rights and responsibilities for the child to another family.
 
[https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/laws/stat/rsbc-1996-c-5/latest/rsbc-1996-c-5.html#sec4_smooth Under the law in BC], a parent or guardian of a child may place the child for adoption. This starts a process to legally transfer parental rights and responsibilities for the child to another family.
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Usually both birth parents have to agree to place a child for adoption. A '''birth mother'''’s written consent is required unless the child is in the permanent care of the child welfare authorities.
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Usually both birth parents have to agree to place a child for adoption. A '''birth mother’s''' written consent is required unless the child is in the permanent care of the child welfare authorities.
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A '''biological father'''’s consent is usually required too, but there are exceptions. For example, a court can be asked to do away with the biological father’s consent if he can’t be found or if to do so is in the child’s best interests.
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A '''biological father’s''' consent is usually required too, but there are exceptions. For example, a court can be asked to do away with the biological father’s consent if he can’t be found or if to do so is in the child’s best interests.
    
For more on adoption, [[Adoption of a Child|see our information on adoption]] and [[Adoption Registries|adoption registries]].
 
For more on adoption, [[Adoption of a Child|see our information on adoption]] and [[Adoption Registries|adoption registries]].
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