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MESSAGE OF January 10th, 2018


Information to be updated during the week ending June 8, 2018.



Please note that registrations for CAMBODIA, the PHILIPPINES and VIETNAM are currently suspended, we therefore cannot answer your queries for the moment. Only information requests on adoptions from CHINA and BURUNDI will be processed.


For children with special needs, please refer to the section "Children with special needs”


Regular adoption:


No registration is possible at this time.



We do not accept any names on the waiting list / list of interested parents for healthy children.


When we are able to accept a new list of interested parents, we will make the announcement on this page. The registration procedures to a future list of interested parents have not yet been established.


Our agency has been licensed in Vietnam since 1998. Between then and December 31st 2015, 225 children has found a family in Québec.



Children with special needs


Formons une Famille has is accredited to participate in the program for adoption the of children with special needs.


Formons une Famille can submit dossiers of parents interested in adopting a child with special needs.


It is not possible to add your name for our waiting list of parents interested in adopting a child with special needs for now. We will post a new message indicating when we can add new names on our pre-registration list.


Who may adopt ?



Couples must be married, both must be more than 20 years older than the child they wish to adopt. There is no maximum age limit.
Single applicants are also admissible according to the same age criteria.




Other criteria are applicable to residents of Quebec. We invite you to visit the International Adoption Secretariat (SAI) website for more information.


Other useful information
Approximate cost (couple) : $ 27,300 
Approximate delay between registration and proposal : unknown at this point, under the new law in effect in January 2011 
Approximate delay between proposal and travel : The new law foresees a maximum delay of 90 days 
Type of decision: Final administrative decision made in the country of adoption 
Duration of the stay : 3 to 4 weeks 
Obligation to travel to Vietnam : Yes 

Partners and links

There now exists a central authority in Vietnam. This central authority - called Department of Adoption (DA) - receives all the applications of the adoptive families who wish to adopt from this country. This department is part of the Ministry of Justice. As of January 2011, the central authority will also be responsible for matching the children to prospective adoptive parents.


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