Public information session
This half-day meeting is aimed at anyone who wants to get information about adoption. It provides general and legal information regarding the two adoption possibilities: regular adoption and permanent foster families.
The meetings are held as needed. There are generally 12 per year.
To register, call 450 928-4718.
Submitting your application
To adopt a child, you must contact us at 450 928-4718.
The pre-selection interview helps determine whether there are any major factors that may hinder parents’ plans for adoption.
Awareness-raising sessions are aimed at preparing applicants for taking in a child with a history of abandonment and neglect. They consist of two days of clinical discussions led by the department’s caseworkers following the pre-selection interview.
Psychosocial competence assessment
The psychosocial competence assessment is carried out by caseworkers from Montérégie Youth Centre’s adoption department.
Various topics are covered during the assessment:
- The parents’ reasons for wanting to adopt;
- The candidates’ personal histories;
- The conjugal and/or family history;
- Aptitudes for becoming adoptive parents and/or a permanent foster family.
After the assessment, the Youth Centre will match a child with the most appropriate adoptive parents in order to provide a living situation that is in the child’s best interests.