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Adoption Services – Appeal a decision

Know when and how to appeal Alberta Adoption Services decisions and how to take part in an appeal hearing.

Services and information

Know the Alberta Adoption Services decisions that can be appealed and how to file or withdraw an appeal.

Find out what happens before, during and after an appeal hearing.

Information about the Citizen’s Appeal Panel administered by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.


If you disagree with a decision Alberta Adoption Services makes about international adoption applications or agency licensing, you may be able to appeal it.

Find out how to appeal.


The Appeals Secretariat is a neutral government office that runs separately from Alberta Adoption Services.

Connect with the Appeals Secretariat:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed 12 to 1 pm and statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2709
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-1088
Email: [email protected]

2nd Floor, Agronomy Centre
6903 116 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5Z2