Société Formons une famille is currently looking for couples wishing to be on the waiting list to adopt a child with special needs such as: cleft lip and cleft palate, children who are blind in one or two eyes; children who deaf and/or dumb; children with club hand(s) or leg(s), children with missing finger(s), hand(s), foot (feet) or toe(s); children infected with HIV; children with heart disease; children without an anus or sexual organ; children with blood disease; children with other disabilities or other serious diseases that need urgent or lifelong treatment.”

Please send an email with the following information: Your names, age, date of your marriage, your address, phone number, email and how old are your children if applicable.


Please note that registrations for CAMBODIA, the PHILIPPINES  are currently suspended, we therefore cannot answer your queries for the moment. Only information requests on adoptions from CHINA, VIETNAM and BURUNDI will be processed.

For children with special needs, please refer to the section “Children with special needs”

Regular adoption:

No registration is possible at this time.

We do not accept any names on the waiting list / list of interested parents for healthy children.

When we are able to accept a new list of interested parents, we will make the announcement on this page. The registration procedures to a future list of interested parents have not yet been established.

Children with special needs

Formons une Famille has is accredited to participate in the program for adoption the of children with special needs.

Formons une Famille can submit dossiers of parents interested in adopting a child with special needs.

It is possible to add your name for our waiting list of parents interested in adopting a child with special needs for now. However, due to the limited number of registrations, we will provide information about the program at the time of resumption of registrations.

Who may adopt ?

  • Couples must be married, both must be more than 20 years older than the child they wish to adopt. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Single applicants are also admissible according to the same age criteria.
  • If you have (or have had in the past) any health problem, including mental illness, please contact us in order to verify any restrictions that may apply.

Other criteria are applicable to residents of Quebec. We invite you to visit the International Adoption Secretariat (SAI) website for more information

Other useful information

Approximate cost (couple) :
$ 27,300

Approximate delay between registration and proposal :
unknown at this point, under the new law in effect in January 2011

Approximate delay between proposal and travel :
The new law foresees a maximum delay of 90 days

Type of decision:
Final administrative decision made in the country of adoption

Duration of the stay :
3 to 4 weeks

Obligation to travel to Vietnam :

Partners and links

There now exists a central authority in Vietnam. This central authority – called Department of Adoption (DA) – receives all the applications of the adoptive families who wish to adopt from this country. This department is part of the Ministry of Justice. As of January 2011, the central authority will also be responsible for matching the children to prospective adoptive parents.