Intercountry/International Adoptions

Intercountry Adoptions

Both the provinces and territories as well as the federal government play a role in intercountry adoption

Here's a list of private adoption agencies that are licensed to work overseas.

British Columbia

      The Adoptive Families Association of BC is also a great resource.




Non-Government Links

Here are some of the major adoption organizations.

International Links

The federal government is responsible for the immigration of the child to Canada. The child can enter Canada either as a citizen or with a permanent resident visa.  To understand both of these processes and to make an informed decision for your child, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

You may also wish to visit the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) web site on intercountry adoption. HRSDC is the Federal Central Authority for the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and it along with the provinces and territories is responsible for the implementation of the Convention.



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