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CHILD, YOUTH AND FAMILY ENHANCEMENT (ADOPTION ADVERTISING) AMENDMENT ACT, 2017

CHILD, YOUTH AND FAMILY ENHANCEMENT (ADOPTION ADVERTISING)
AMENDMENT ACT, 2017

Chapter 19

Preamble

WHEREAS the Government of Alberta is committed to improving access to adoption;


WHEREAS the current legislation contains barriers that prevent prospective adoptive parents from publicizing their profiles for the attention of parents who are considering adoption in Alberta; and

WHEREAS removal of this barrier will enhance information regarding the options available to parents considering adoption that will assist and support them in making a decision appropriate for their individual circumstances;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Amends RSA 2000 cC‑12

1   The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act is amended by this Act.

 

2   Section 85(2) is amended by striking out “or” at the end of clause (c), by adding “or” at the end of clause (d) and by adding the following after clause (d):

                           (e)    the publication of an advertisement by a licensed adoption agency publicizing the profiles of prospective adoptive parents that meets the requirements prescribed in the regulations.

3   Section 131(2) is amended by adding the following after clause (ss):

                           (tt)    prescribing requirements for advertisements under section 85(2)(e).

 

4   This Act comes into force on Proclamation.