Adopt a child from abroad

The process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Find out how COVID-19 affects your adopted child’s citizenship or immigration application.

In May 2019, we resumed processing the immigration applications of Japanese children adopted through the British Columbia-Japan Adoption Program.

Learn about adoption in British Columbia.

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Help Centre - Questions about adoption?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about adoption, including how to adopt, the fees involved, and how long the process will take.

Travelling abroad

Find information and tips on destinations, travel documents, travel health, returning to Canada and more.

Tips for taking passport photos of toddlers

Find out how to take good Canadian passport photos for toddlers.

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