Many people are not aware adoptions do not meet the requirements for a Vulnerable Sector Verification under the authority granted by the Criminal Records Act. Gambit ID can process fingerprint-based verifications for all people in the process of adopting a child.
Fingerprinting for Adoption or Kinship
As per the RCMP website, it is strongly suggested a fingerprint-based verification is conducted for these application types, as it is the sole means for determining if a sexually based offence for which a person has received a record suspension can be determined.
What is Kinship Adoption?
Kinship adoption pertains to children who are adopted by a relative, someone related to the child by family ties or through a prior relationship connection. Placement with relatives or kin is often the first option considered by workers in foster care when children cannot safely remain in their parents’ home or cannot be reunited with them. Kinship families often have different needs and face different challenges than families who adopt children unrelated to them.
About your appointment
What to bring
You must bring two (2) pieces of government issued identification, one of which must be a primary ID.
The following types of ID are acceptable as primary identification:
- Driver's License (issued by Canadian Province or Territory)
- Record of Landing
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- Canadian Permanent Resident Card
- Work or Study Permit
- Certification of Indian Status
- Firearms Possession and Acquisition License
- Canadian National Institute of the Blind Identification Card
- Federal/ Provincial/ Municipal Identification Card
- Military Family Identification Card
The following are acceptable as secondary identification:
- Health Card
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate
- Hunting License
- Fishing License
- Marriage License
- Hospital Card
- Immigration Papers
- Union Membership Card
- Private Industry Employee Identification Cards
- SIN cards are NOT an acceptable form of ID.
- All identification must be current and not expired.
What to expect
Upon arrival, you will register at the reception desk where you will be required to provide two pieces of government-issued ID and some basic contact information. When a technician becomes available, you will be escorted into our secure room where your fingerprinting will be completed. The entire process should take approximately 10 minutes if your appointment was scheduled in advance.