Adoption is a fulfilling experience that changes the lives of everyone involved. Children of all ages are connected with safe and loving families who provide permanent and stable homes where they can enjoy healthy childhoods.
In Prince Edward Island, the adoption program is the responsibility of the Department of Community Services and Seniors under the Adoption Act. The Director of Child Protection is the designated central authority under the Intercountry Adoption Act (Hague Convention).
Birth parents considering a plan of adoption and/or families wanting information about adopting a child from Prince Edward Island may contact staff of Adoption Services at the number below or a licensed adoption agent.
We can also provide information for people who hope to adopt a child from another province or country.
Before an adoption placement can take place, birth parents must receive counselling; the adoptive family must have a family assessment completed; and a social and medical history on the child to be adopted must be completed by an authorized social worker.
Birth parent counselling is available through authorized staff of PEI’s health and community services system or social workers in private practice.
The provincial government adoption program also seeks to find families for children of all ages (infancy to teens) who are in the permanent care of the Director of Child Protection. These children need safe, permanent, loving and stable families. Supports are available.
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