Did your expenses happen during the adoption period?

The adoption period:

  • begins at the earliest of the following dates:
    • when an application is made for registration with a provincial or territorial ministry responsible for adoption (or with an adoption agency licensed by a provincial or territorial government); or
    • when an application related to the adoption is made to a Canadian court; and
  • ends at the latest of the following dates:
    • when an adoption order is issued by, or recognized by, a government in Canada for that child; or
    • when the child first begins to live permanently with you.
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