Andrea Bastin

Vancouver

Andrea Bastin

Vancouver

Living apart from loved ones can be indescribably painful. On top of the heartache, the economic burden of supporting multiple households can be enough to dismantle families. It is difficult to live apart. Far too often, it is difficult to reunite in Canada.

Immigration planning is a critical part of the process, particularly when applied to Inter-Country adoptions. It is straight forward enough to complete a form and send it off in the mail. Your history, your family, and why you are making this application is a deep and loving story. It has just as much place in your submission as the stacks of IMM forms and other items listed on the Documents Check List

Canadian Immigration law is laid out for us in IRPA (Immigration Refugee Protection Act) and its Regulations. How you curate your application, what supporting documents you should include over and above that check list is certainly not laid out for you. There is no map. Law is easy. Strategically documenting the facts is not.

I know first hand what the denial of a permanent residency application feels like, and its devastating results on a family. My story had a happy ending and I am committed to making sure yours is, too.