Adopt a Child From Another Country
Children from other countries are in need of adoption for different reasons. They may be living in orphanages, they may have been abandoned by their families for reasons such as poverty or their birth parents may be making an adoption plan for their newborn child. Children will have varying needs, such as learning a new language, possible health and emotional issues and adjusting to living with a new family.
FSGV Adoption Agency will assist you in arranging an international adoption. We comply with the BC Adoption Act and the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. Fees, waiting times and procedures vary considerably depending on the child’s country of origin. A home study is required for all adoptions which our agency can complete. We will assist you every step along the way.
Our agency works with authorized facilitators who assist in arranging the adoption. When you have selected a country from which you wish to adopt, we will determine if you meet the requirements for the country and assist in preparing a dossier which includes a home study, medical information, criminal record checks and other documents to be sent to the child’s country. At the same time you must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to sponsor a child even though a proposal has not been received.
When a proposal of a child is received, you will travel to the country to meet and start living with your child. While in the country further immigration documents are required to be completed for your child’s visa. When all requirements are met in the country, you will travel home with your child (depending on the county’s requirements this may involve 2 trips). Your child’s adoption order may be granted in the child’s country before you leave with the child or later, here in BC. When you are home, a number of post placement reports are required and completed by our agency.
The BC Central Authority (BC Ministry of Children and Family Development) has information on how to "Adopt a Child from another Country."
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