I am looking for advice or assistance with filling an appeal of an adoption order. Alberta. Canada. I am the biological

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Customer: I am looking for advice or assistance with filling an appeal of an adoption order
JA: What state are you in? Adoption law varies by location.
Customer: Alberta. Canada
JA: Do the biological parents consent to the adoption?
Customer: No... I am the biological mom
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
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Hello, thank you for the question.  That's an unusual situation.  Can you tell me more?  Don't use details that will identify anybody.

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Adoption orders are final, so if you want to undo it there needs to be a very specific reason, such as one of the biological parents not being served with the materials when it should have been easy to do so.

Adoptions are meant to be permanent, of course.  You need a dopy of the adoption order, which you can get from the court file at court if you attend with some ID.

If you are unlikely to be able to appeal the adoption, you can still ask the adoptive parents for time with the child.  If this was done through the child welfare authorities, ask them about the order.  Get a copy and see what it says about your access, and talk to them about getting some.   They might be willing to help you with that.

I hope that helps for a start.  If you want to discuss this further and provide more information I'd be happy to explore this issue further.

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When I first got served with the adoption it application it came with I noticed of objection if I wanted to fill it out they told me I could so I did and I got a court date on the first court date the judge stated that he was not willing to finalize any adoption until I was given such time as to have a trial he decided that after hearing from both my side and the other side then after a jtr or two and then a trial date that was about a year after the initial papers were served to me it was set to be 5-day trial and the judge that was presiding over the case didn't even hear any submission from me or anything like that he just finalize the adoption after the other judge granted me a five-day trial
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I see, so there was a trial held?  Did you have a lawyer?

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Are you available today to discuss this?
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You have 30 days to appeal the trial result, but you'll likely be able to get an extension for that if you ask for it.  Appeals aren't easy.  If it was more than thirty days, but less then a year or so (covid will have helped you) then contact Legal Aid right away to see if you qualify for a certificate for a lawyer to get you started.

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The trial was on the 25th of october but it wasnt much of a trial because the judge didnt hear anything from my side at all he just grany granted the adoption within the first 5 minutes of Courts and I did contact legal aid but they require a copy of the adoption order that was granted and when I requested it from the courthouse and from the children services lawyer I got a response from the children services lawyer saying that I wasn't entitled to it and I don't know where I'm supposed to apply for an extension for the 30 days appeal.
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ulysses101, Expert

You can apply for the extension with a notice of appeal, and you should be able to get that order from the court file.

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Of course, I strongly recommend getting a lawyer to assist, and Legal Aid should give you (if you qualify financially) a certificate for a few hours at a minimum, for a lawyer to prepare the documents for you in your own name.

Is there anything else I help you with regarding this issue?

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I'm here to answer your follow-up questions on this topic at no additional cost to you.  Thank you for the question and thank you for using JustAnswer.

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