Child and Family Services - Adoption Services Program

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Social Development and Housing - AKA: Formerly Department of Family and Human Services

Service Description

Coordinates the process of legal adoption proceedings in PEI as outlined in the Adoption Act. This process creates a legal parent-child relationship between the adopted child and adoptive parent(s). Includes:
  • Assisting children in the permanent care of the Director of Child Protection in finding an adoptive family
  • Assessing applications from propsective parents and helping them throughout the process of adopting a child
  • Adoption Services may also be involved in coordinating the process for private adoption, relative adoption and inter-country adoption


People age 21 years or older can apply to adopt a child * Further eligibility requirements are assessed by Adoption Services using the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) Assessment
No fees
How to Access:
Call, email or schedule an appointment to receive basic information about the adoption program in PEI * An application and questionnaire will be mailed to interested applicants
Documents Required:
Not applicable
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Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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