Adoption services in Quebec

When you call us about applying for adoption, we will advise you about the process to make a regular adoption request. We will also ask whether you are interested in taking part in the “Banque mixte” program (for foster families who can commit to a child in the very long term, which may lead to adoption). If this is the case, we will refer you to the administrative officer.

The wait for an assessment at the Laval Child and Youth Protection Centre is currently about five years for a regular adoption.

When we are ready to proceed with your psychosocial evaluation, you will receive an evaluation kit with the necessary documents to fill out. The psychosocial evaluation is then carried out: if the result is positive, you will then wait to be matched with a child. This wait time is currently about two years.

The Laval Child and Youth Protection Centre receives and handles requests from applicants who live in Laval. If you do not live in this territory, please contact the child and youth protection centre in your region. 

If you are interested in adoption, contact the Adoption Service at 450 975-4150, extension 3869.

International adoption

For international adoptions, the role of the Laval Child and Youth Protection Centre is to conduct the psychosocial assessments of applicants referred to us by the Secrétariat à l'adoption internationale (SAI).

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Adoption disclosure and reunification

For adoption disclosure and reunification with birth parents, please call 450 975-4150 poste 3869.