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A novel boundary condition for a two-dimensional finite-element method (2D-FEM) is developed to simulate accessing waveguides to planar optical junctions. This new boundary condition is based on a paraxial approximation to the field's derivatives over the junction's ports. The formulation is very easily adapted within the 2D-FEM framework while providing good simulation results. Two examples are provided to show the applicability and reliability of the present method: a waveguide step discontinuity and a sharp waveguide bend.