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How to Become a Child's Guardian

This fact sheet describes the requirements for anyone applying to become a child's guardian. Anyone who wants to become a guardian can apply, including a parent who isn't a guardian or anyone else (relative or non-relative).

The fact sheet includes:

  • links to the step-by-step guides on the Family Law in BC website that you can use to help you with the application process, and
  • links to additional forms that you need to fill out.

It also contains information about the Extended Family Program, which may be a better option for those people who want to temporarily look after relatives' or friends' child because the Ministry of Children and Family Development is involved with the family.

Families & children