Guyana is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
Guyana’s Adoption Authority: Adoption Board, Ministry of Labor, Human Services and Social Security
Families are required to make 2 trips to Guyana, the first to meet the proposed child and the second to attend court to finalize the adoption. The first trip is about 2 weeks in duration and the second trip is about 4 weeks. Guyanan law stipulates a 3 month residency period, however the court usually dispenses this residency period.
Process After your home study is approved we will assist you with the dossier preparation for Guyana. Working with the country’s facilitator and the BC Central Authority we will guide you through the adoption process to ensure that all legal requirements are met for both Canada and Guyana. For more information about the Guyana adoption program please contact our facilitator agencies.
Facilitator: Cornerstone Adoption Agency, Ontario http://www.cornerstoneadoption.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=54
BC’s Central Authority – BC Ministry of Children and Family Development http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/.
Immigration For information about immigration visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website. You can apply for immigration before you start the adoption process. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/adoption/.
Our International Experience
Family Services of Greater Vancouver's Adoption Agency has experience with both Hague and non-Hague counties. Some of the countries we have worked with for international adoptions are listed below.