What if we adopt a child?
After a long journey in assisted procreation, you may have arrived at a time in your life when you are thinking of adopting? You ask yourself a lot of questions like:
- Where do I go to get all the relevant information about adoption?
- How to get help choosing the country of origin of the child?
- Provincial adoption (by the DPJ), how does it work?
- I would like to become a “mixed bank” host family, what should I expect?
- What is the rate of return in biological families of children placed in a mixed bank?
- What are the waiting times for each type of adoption?
- Will my infertile condition be taken into account during my adoption process?
- I have heard about the attachment syndrome that affects many adopted children, what is it?
- Is the risk worth the effort?
- I feel strong enough to embark on the mixed bank adoption adventure, but are there any organizations that would allow me to adopt a child here without much expectation?
Where do I go to get all the relevant information about adoption?
There are two unavoidable sources, which give a lot of information (waiting times, costs if necessary, procedures, etc.).
For international or interprovincial adoption, consult the website of the Secrétariat à l’adoption internationale (SAI) http://adoption.gouv.qc.ca
For provincial adoption, there is the association of youth centers http://www.acjq.qc.ca