Adoption Agencies and Information for Canada
The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada have limited information on adoption services in Canada. Americans who are interested in adopting in Canada should direct inquiries to the appropriate Canadian Federal/Provincial government office, and/or utilize the services of an attorney who can provide more specific information on practices and procedures for adoptions in Canada.
In Canada, the various provinces are responsible for setting and administering adoption policies and procedures. The following Canadian Government office and website provide contact information for federal and provincial adoption authorities,
who can provide specific information on adoption in Canada:
Government of Canada
Human Resources Development Canada
Inter-country Adoption Services Unit
Child, Family and Community Division
Tel.: (819) 997-1562
EMBASSY AND CONSULATES OF CANADA IN THE UNITED STATES:
501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-682-1740; Fax: 202-682-7701
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Canada: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
*Footnote: The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites