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The SAI has become the SASIE

Since October 25, 2022, the Secrétariat à l’adoption internationale (SAI) has changed its name for the Secrétariat aux services internationaux à l’enfant (SASIE). For more information, see the News section of our website.

Training prior to adopting a child domiciled outside Québec will become mandatory

As of August 10, 2023, the International Adoption: First Steps and Thoughts training program will be mandatory for all persons domiciled in Québec considering international adoption. For more information, see the News section of our website.

Preparing Progress Reports

Countries of origin require an adopter to send periodic reports on the child's:

  • progress in the new environment;
  • development;
  • integration into the family;
  • social integration. 

Compliance is crucial

The frequency, type and quantity of progress reports may vary according to the country of origin. The reports must sometimes be sent until the child reaches full age.

Depending on the requirements of the country of origin, the reports must be prepared by a social worker or psychologist mandated by the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) or chosen by the adopter.

It may be necessary to have the reports translated, certified and authenticated.

To find out if a country of origin requires progress reports to be sent, see the requirements and procedures by country.

Sending reports to the country of origin

It is up to the certified body to send the reports and to do the follow-up, in compliance with the requirements of the country of origin.