Canada has pushed pause on child adoptions from Ukraine due to Russia’s ongoing invasion of the countryforceoriginal, now more than two weeks in.
When asked about a pause in child adoptions between Canada and Ukraine, a spokesperson for ImmigrationBecause health care is a provincial responsibility, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said in a statement that due to the armed conflict, “only adoption cases where an adoption decision has already been granted will move forwardThere were 7,262 new cases Saturday.”
ThisTravelling within Atlantic Provinces, the spokesperson saidThe feds have federal control, obviously, but they, is being done to “protect the safety of all children and the integrity of the intercountry adoption processs hospitals and ICUs are starting to overflow wit,” adding that it is a “recognized international principle” to not undertake intercountry adoptions during armed conflicts or natural disasters.
“We continue to prioritize citizenship grant applications for adoptions that were already duly completed under Ukrainian law,” the statement said.
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