B.C. Reg. 293/96
O.C. 1228/96
Deposited November 4, 1996
effective November 4, 1996

Adoption Act; Financial Administration Act

Adoption Fees Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 349/2012, March 18, 2013]

Point in Time

Contents
1Definition
2Fees for adoption services
3Fees for openness agreements
4Fee exceptions
5Remission of fees
Schedule

Definition

1  In this regulation, "Act" means the Adoption Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 5.

Fees for adoption services

2  A prospective adoptive parent must, for a service provided by a director as described in items 1 to 9 of Column 1 of the Schedule, pay the fee opposite that item in Column 2.

[am. B.C. Reg. 350/2005, Sch. 2, s. 1.]

Fees for openness agreements

3  An adoptive parent of a child under 19 years of age or a relative of the child must, for a service provided by a director as described in item 10 of Column 1 of the Schedule, pay the fee opposite that item in Column 2.

[am. B.C. Reg. 350/2005, Sch. 2, s. 1.]

Fee exceptions

4  Sections 2 and 3 do not apply if the service referred to in Column 1 of the Schedule is in relation to a child

(a) who is in the continuing custody of a director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act or under the guardianship of a director under that Act referred to in section 51 (1) (a) of the Infants Act, or

(b) who comes within paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of the definition of "designated child" in section 26 of the Adoption Regulation.

[am. B.C. Regs. 362/2003, s. (a); 349/2012.]

Remission of fees

5  (1) Approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council is given for the remission of the obligation to pay any fee under this regulation if, in respect of the person who must pay the fee, the family unit of which that person is a part has, in the current calendar year, a before-tax annual income equal to or less than the low-income measures established by Statistics Canada for the most recent calendar year for family units of that size plus 10%.

(2) If a person must pay more than one fee under this regulation, "fee" for the purpose of subsection (1) means the sum of all fees payable by that person under this regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 47/2010, s. (a).]

Schedule

[am. B.C. Reg. 350/2005, Sch. 2, s. 1.]

Item Column 1 Column 2
1 For a homestudy conducted in relation to a person who is applying to adopt a child who is resident in British Columbia $1 500
2 For a homestudy conducted in relation to a person who is applying to adopt a child who is not resident in British Columbia $2 250
3 For a second or subsequent homestudy conducted in relation to a person referred to in item 1 or 2 $500
4 For an approval under section 6 (2) of the Act of the prospective adoptive parent on the basis of a homestudy referred to in section 97 of the Act $250
5 For the service or combination of services provided under section 8 (2) of the Act in relation to a direct placement, including preparation of a pre-placement assessment $1 000
6 For the meeting and report contemplated under section 30 of the Act $200
7 For preparation of a post-placement report under section 33 of the Act $750
8 For each progress report required to obtain the consent of an extra-provincial agency under section 48 (2) (d) of the Act to the adoption of a child who is not resident in British Columbia $150
9 For the filing with a director of each annual update of a homestudy required under section 3 (5) of the Adoption Regulation $75
10 For assistance provided in relation to renegotiating an openness agreement made under section 59 of the Act or negotiating an openness agreement under section 60 (2) (a) of the Act $150

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Adoption Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 5, sections 80 and 91 to 93; Financial Administration Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 138, section 19]