Organizations and Associations:
To carry out your adoption project, you will need the services of certain professionals. First, the psychosocial assessment must be done either by a member of the psychologist Corporation of Québec (Ordre des psychologues) or by a member of the Social Worker Corporation of Québec (Ordre des travailleurs sociaux). Then, if you choose a country which doesn't use english (or french) in its bureaucracy, you will need to have your documents translated, preferably by a member of Translators and Interpreters Corporation of Québec (Ordre des traducteurs et des interprètes). Lastly, you may also need a lawyer or a notary for the legal process.
The professional corporations have a mecanism in place to ensure public protection. If you are not satisfied with the services of your evaluator, or translator or law professional, don't hesitate to talk to them. If you don't reach an agreement with them, contact the relevant professional corporation.
To obtain a list of professionals who offer services in your region, in case of dispute or simply to get information, here is how you can reach these organizations useful in carrying out an adoption project:
- Psychologists Corporation of Québec
- Phone: (514) 738-1881 Fax: (514) 737-6431
- Social Workers Corporation of Québec
- Phone: (514) 731-3925 Fax: (514) 731-6785
- Certified Translators and Interpreters Corporation of Québec
- Québec city: (418) 527-4821 Montréal: Phone: (514) 845-4411
- Barreau du Québec (lawyers corporation)
- Chambre des notaires (notaries corporation)
If you are not satisfied with the services of the Youth Centers, you have the right to file a complaint and to be helped in your steps by the users committee of the institution (Health and Social Services Law).
- To find how to contact the 17 Youth Centers of Québec:
- Youth Centers Association of Québec
2 000, rue Mansfield, Bureau 1 100
Courrier électronique : [email protected]
Téléphone : (514) 842-5181
Télécopieur : (514) 842-4834
The Court operates on the basis of many regional districts. You will therefore need to find the name and address of the Clerk of the Court (Greffier de la Cour) in your district. You can ask for that information at the following offices:
- Québec city region
- Phone: (418) 649-3496
- Montréal region
- Phone: (514) 495-5806
- Elsewhere in Québec
- Fax: (418) 528-0932
You may contact the pediatry clinics to get information about the relative risks of adoption in different countries, in the point of view of childrens health. At St-Luc, you can have a pre-adoption consultation before accepting a child proposal. This program is made possible by the CHUM foundation but there is a 75$ fee, the child not being covered by the health insurance regime yet.
After the child's arrival, you should have a consultation with a pediatricain of your region, or at the Quebec's city clinic, so that your child can be thoroughly evaluated, that he passes all relevant tests and gets the required treatment if needed. The Ste-Justine clinique, now called the "International Health Clinic", no longer accept first line consultation but only children refered by other pediatricians for specialized investigations, so cases of relatively sick children
Another international post-adoption clinic as open at the Centre Hospitalier Ambulatoire R≥gionale De Laval (CHARL) on september 21th 1999, with the collaboration of Jean-Fran≠ois Chicoine of Ste-Justine. The clinic is opened each tuesday from nine to five under the supervision of Dr. Ga‘lle Vekemansand its collegues.
Here is the contact information for the three pediatry clinics I am aware of in Quebec:
Clinique de préadoption,
In Québec city:
Clinique de médecine de la famille
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