The Director of Youth Protection (DYP) intervenes in your family environment. The DYP intervenes to put an end to and prevent the recurrence of a situation in which the security or development of the child is in danger. In case of emergency, the DYP can apply immediate protective measures. Afterwards, the DYP must determine the measures to protect the child: An agreement on interim measures may be signed with the family or the question can be submitted to the court. This process ends when the security or development of the child is no longer compromised.
You want to be adopted by someone close to you who has always acted as a parent for you. It will be sufficient to prove that this person was a parental figure while you were a minor. It is important to mention that this person will have to take the steps while you consent. To learn more, read our article on adult adoption: Did you know that you can adopt an adult?