Growing Your Family


Adopting a child

People living with HIV have successfully adopted children in Canada (called domestic adoption). It may also be possible for you to adopt a child from another country (called international adoption). However, some countries do not allow people living with HIV to adopt children, so you will have fewer options for international adoption.

Most domestic adoptions are done through child protection agencies. If you are considering adopting a child, you can start the process by connecting with a local adoption agency or your local child protection agency to ask about adoption.

There are fees associated with adopting a child, so it’s a good idea to think about how you will cover the cost.