Our expert says:
Family law expert
I would say from about 10 years. Section 10 of the Children's Act stipulates that every child that is of such an age, maturity and stage of development as to be able to participate in any matter concerning that child has the right to participate in an appropriate way and views expressed by the child must be given due consideration. You should consult an attorney, what you may be able to do is to obtain parental rights in respect of the child.
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