I Live Outside of Ontario in Canada

Adoption is provincially legislated in Canada.  All provinces require adoptive applicants to complete a homestudy assessment and receive approval by the provincial adoption authority. Some provinces also have an adoption education program that applicants are required to attend as part of their homestudy preparation.

Each province has its own regulations, policies and procedures which applicants must follow.

At Family by Adoption Inc. applicants complete an application and registration process before signing a Service Agreement to work with the agency.  Applicants should not complete a homestudy for a particular country program before registering with the agency in that program. Once applicants have signed our Service Agreement we will accept your completed homestudy with provincial approval and continue in the adoption process overseas.

Some provinces require applicants to work with an agency in their province to complete a homestudy. Other provinces provide this service through independent licensed social workers. Applicants must follow the adoption protocol of their province to complete a homestudy and any education requirements to obtain provincial approval for intercountry adoption.

Below is a contact list of all provincial adoption authorities.

Provincial Ministry Websites

British Columbia






New Brunswick 

Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Nova Scotia


Northwest Territories


*We cannot facilitate intercountry adoptions for residents of Quebec