The Guyana program is open to British Columbia families only.
Canada and Guyana have both signed the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) which protects children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad.
Marriage and length of relationship
Single female applicants are welcome to apply, as well as couples who have been married for 3 years or in a common law relationships for 5 years.
The maximum age gap between applicants and the adopted child is 40 years. There is no upper age limit for applicants.
Adoptive applicants’ health must be good with no evidence of contagious or terminal disease.
Children legally available for international adoption are usually between ages 3 and up.
Sibling groups are available. Special needs and older children are always available.
Relative adoptions may also take place.
It is difficult to provide a specific time frame for the adoption process as the political situation and legislation of any country is subject to change.
Once an application is received and the home study is approved, CHOICES will assist in completing your paperwork and preparing the dossier for Guyana. In collaboration with our facilitator, we will guide and assist you through all phases of the adoption process while ensuring all requirements met both in Canada and in Guyana. More information on the adoption process can be found here.
Please contact our facilitator, Cornerstone for the most up to date information on adoptions from Guyana.