A-7 - Adoption Act

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9. No adoption shall take place except with the consent of the child, if he is ten years of age or over, unless he is ignorant of his de facto adoption and his usual behaviour towards the adopter may be interpreted by the court as tacit consent; nevertheless, when a child under fourteen years of age refuses to give his consent, the court may defer the adoption for such period of time as it indicates, or grant the adoption notwithstanding the refusal.
1969, c. 64, s. 9.