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Can a notary help you adopt a child?

Adopting a child is a wonderful way to build a family, but the law imposes a long and rigorous adoption process that must be carried out in the best interests of the child and in accordance with his or her rights. Don't worry – your notary is there to guide you.

Your notary will explain how to adopt a child from Québec or from another country or a step-child.

He or she will check whether you meet the adoption criteria and direct you to the organizations that can handle your application.

Your notary will also help you assemble all the official documents that you will need and complete the necessary forms and applications to be filed with the court.

Finally, your notary will examine the requirements from other countries if you want to adopt a child abroad and take steps so the child can obtain Canadian citizenship and a birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Civil Status.

Adoption is an important decision, and your notary is the best person to advise you.