Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Adoption of Convenience Definition:

An adoption of a child not for the sake of the child but to the convenience, usually financial, of the adopting parent(s).

Related Terms: Adoption, Marriage of Convenience, Closed Adoption, Open Adoption

In Perera, Justice Dubé of the Federal Court of Canada wrote:

"Similarly to a so-called marriage of convenience (where two total strangers fake an illusory marital relationship so as to admit a temporary spouse to Canada) an adoption of convenience would be a situation where Canadian citizens would pretend to adopt an unknown child so as to bring him to Canada for a financial reward."


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