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Adoption and foster families

Actualité Francophone de l'adoption: French news and press reviews about worldwide adoption issues (French only).




Adoption Council of Ontario: Links to many sites on international adoption and gay and lesbian adoption issues.




Adoption and Fostering of Children in Quebec: A Guide for Gays and Lesbians: This guide, a joint publication of the Lesbian Mothers Association, the Papa-Daddy Group and the LGBT Family Coalition, is of interest to future parents and those working with them. It includes a historical overview, definitions, information about the children, their biological parents and youth protection, legal information, the process of adoption, resources, as well as interviews with gay and lesbian parents who have adopted and/or fostered children.
Download the English guide
Download the Press Release




Adoption.net : Information, personal stories and tools for people looking to adopt, children who are adopted and even for people who are making the tough decision of whether or not to put their child up for adoption.




Association des Familles Homoparentales (ADFH): The ADFH is a French organization established to help members achieve their dream of starting a family, while making ethical and responsible choices. The ADFH provides the latest information on donor insemination (AID), surrogacy abroad (GPA), lesbian or gay adoption and co-parenting, and all the latest legal developments regarding same-sex parenting.




Association de Parents pour l'Adoption Québécoise (APAQ): An association founded in 1996 with the goal of focusing on the adoption of children born in Quebec. Their objective is to make known the needs of Quebec-born children as well as to support the parents that are trying to meet these needs. Their wish is to help parents so that each child is assured a stable, safe and secure family environment. The association is open to those seeking to adopt as well as those who have already adopted, to share resources, experiences, worries, joys, with people who are living a similar reality. The association offers monthly discussion groups (French only).




Canadian Foster Family Association: An association that unites the foster parent organizations in the provinces and territories of Canada. The association is an advocacy group for foster parents as well as a central resource for information and communication to and between the member organizations and social service agencies associated with foster parenting.




Quebec Federation of Foster Families: The federation represents 14 affiliated foster family associations throughout Quebec. The Federation assists the foster associations to represent foster families in their negotiations with the youth centres, partners with the Department on training and resource development and represents foster families involved in litigation with the youth centres. The Federation also plays a role in informing the public about the role of foster families and hosts training activities that complement compulsory training delivered by the youth centre (French only).




Secrétariat à l'adoption internationale du Québec: Phone: Montreal region (514) 873-5226 and elsewhere in Quebec: 1 (800) 561-0246
Fax: (514) 873-1709




Other sites of interest:

International Adoption
The Adoption Ring





Community

ALGI (Association des lesbiennes et gais sur Internet) : A francophone website with a wide range of information and many links. Two on-line discussion groups, "parents bientôt" and "parents déjà" deal with issues for LGBT parents and future parents.




Amnesty International - LGBT Network : As a grassroots international human rights organization, AI has a particular and useful role to play in locating LGBT rights in the consideration of human rights generally, not as special rights, but as fundamental rights ensured to each and every member of society. AI has also provided valuable support to lesbian and gay human right defenders, who are among those under threat.




Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTT(e)Q) : ASTT(e)Q aims at promoting the health and well being of transvestites and transsexual persons living in Québec.




Association des transsexuels et transsexuelles du Québec (ATQ) : Un organisme ayant pour but d'aider les personnes transsexuelles au tout début. Ce qui veut dire, le premier contact pour parler de leur grand secret, leur identité sexuelle. Les soutenir tout au long de la transition, et après la chirurgie de changement de sexe pour conseiller la personne transsexuelle sur le plan physique et psychologique avec un confrère ou une consœur ayant vécu une situation similaire, aider et écouter surtout les jeunes qui sont frappés par ce phénomène qui peut devenir dramatique s'il n'y a pas de ressources disponible ou d'écoute, surtout quand la famille ou les proches ne sont pas sensibilisés.




Association des transsexuels et transsexuelles du Québec (ATQ) : Un organisme ayant pour but d'aider les personnes transsexuelles au tout début. Ce qui veut dire, le premier contact pour parler de leur grand secret, leur identité sexuelle. Les soutenir tout au long de la transition, et après la chirurgie de changement de sexe pour conseiller la personne transsexuelle sur le plan physique et psychologique avec un confrère ou une consœur ayant vécu une situation similaire, aider et écouter surtout les jeunes qui sont frappés par ce phénomène qui peut devenir dramatique s'il n'y a pas de ressources disponible ou d'écoute, surtout quand la famille ou les proches ne sont pas sensibilisés.




Canadian Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Resource Directory : A national site with a huge amount of information on just about everything.




CAEO Québec : A charitable volunteer organization founded in 1976 originally operating under the name of Gay Line that runs and operates three community programs:

  • Gay Line, a free and confidential listening, referral and support telephone service for the community that runs from 7pm to 11pm, 365 days a year. Call toll free at 514-866-5090 in the Montreal region, 1-888-505-1010 elsewhere in Quebec;
  • SILK (Sexual Information Leads to Knowledge), a community program that offers free workshops to high schools that teach youth how combat homophobia and that encourages the acceptance of diversity through education and awareness;
  • Gay Online, a free and confidential monitored chat service, available on Sunday and Monday evenings from 7-11pm, whose main focus is to provide referrals and support to the community via an online medium.
Join them online at http://www.caeoquebec.org




Centre communautaire des gais et lesbiennes de Montréal (CCGLM) : The CCGLM provides technical and administrative support needed for the development of Montreal-based groups offering services and activities to the GLBT community.




The "Centre de solidarité lesbienne" (CSL) is committed to improving the lives of lesbians in providing services and interventions tailored to their reality and in the areas of domestic violence, welfare and the health. The CSL is organizing various activities aimed at lesbians.




Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) : The CDPDJ has a mission to promote and uphold, by any appropriate measures, the principles enunciated in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. The Commission recently published an important report regarding the issues and needs of the LGBT community, which is especially pertinent to LGBT families. The report is available on the web site.




Conseil quebecois des gais et des lesbiennes du Québec (CQGL) A group for the advocacy of LGBT rights in Quebec.




Egale-Canada : Egale Canada advances equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified people, and their families, across Canada.




Fédération des femmes du Québec : La Fédération des femmes du Québec travaille solidairement et en alliance avec d'autres groupes à la transformation des rapports sociaux de sexe dans toutes les activités humaines pour favoriser le développement de la pleine autonomie des femmes et la reconnaissance véritable de l'ensemble de leurs contributions à la société.




Fugues : Quebec's gay and lesbian magazine.




Interligne : A listening & information phone line for Canada's LGBT Francophone population.
Toll-free listening services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (French only)
aide@interligne.co,
(514) 866-0103 in the Montreal region,
1-888-505-1010 elsewhere




Gay Persons of Colour Blog : An eye on the gay worlds of colour. An excellent site full of news, opinions and informatin for queer people of colour.




GLAM (Gay and Lesbian Asians of Montreal) : A not-for-profit, volunteer-run group founded in 1993 as a support/social/activist group for self-identified queer Asians (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-identified, and intersex) living in Montreal. Their mission is to help queer Asians in Montreal understand and deal with their sexuality by providing them with a safe, comfortable, and empathetic environment in which they can make new friends, share personal experiences, and feel that they are part of a community.




HELEM : A not-for-profit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual organisation working to advance the rights and well-being of LGBT people in Lebanon and in Canada.




Human Rights Campaign (HRC) : America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the HRC works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Excellent guides on "coming out" and family issues.




International Day Against Homophobia : Held on May 17 every year, the International Day Against Homophobia is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. Fondation Émergence promotes, mainly on a pan-Canadian level, the International Day Against Homophobia and encourages organisations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment. Many interesting resources to fight homophobia are available on the site.




LEGIT - Canadian Immigration for Same-sex Partners As a grassroots lobby and support group, LEGIT provides immigration information and support to queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people while working to end discrimination in Canada's immigration regulations. The group has successfully helped thousands of couples in cross-border relationships gain permanent residence in Canada. Since 1991, LEGIT has lobbied for changes to immigration process, policies and law.




Le Néo : Organisme communautaire autonome régional lanaudois qui œuvre sur le plan du bien-être et des saines habitudes de vie affectives et sexuelles. Il offre plusieurs services dont du soutien individuel pour les personnes LGBTQ et/ou vivant avec le VIH ou l'hépatite C, les personnes victimes d'homophobie, de transphobie ou de sérophobie ainsi que leurs proches. Il propose également un milieu de vie pour les jeunes allosexuels de 12 à 17 ans ainsi que des activités sociales pour les personnes allosexuelles de 18 ans et plus. Il offre aussi des services pour les milieux scolaires et communautaires en lien avec la lutte à l'homophobie (ateliers, kiosques, soutien professionnel, etc.).

Téléphone : 450 964-1860; Sans frais : 1 800 964-1860; Courriel : neo@le-neo.com




Other sites of interest:
Planet Out : Includes chat, queer news, and entertainment.
Treize : Lesbian magazine (French only).
365 gay.com : The world's most-read gay news.





Education

Enseignement en Communauté française de Belgique: "Combattre l'homophobie: Pour une école ouverte à la diversité" is a guide for primary and secondary school teachers that provides informations as well as 24 lesson plans to carry out in the classroom.




GRIS - Groupe de recherche et d'intervention sociale (G.R.I.S.) : GRIS est un organisme sans but lucratif dont les membres oeuvrent bénévolement au bénéfice des gais et lesbiennes dans la société en général. En 1994, GRIS s'est implanté à Montréal, et suite à diverses demandes, s'est développé à Québec, dans Chaudière-Appalaches et au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. À Montreal les interventions sont réalisées principalement dans les écoles secondaires, les collèges et les universités et récemment dans les écolés primaires (3e cycle).
GRIS Montréal
GRIS Quebec
GRIS Chaudière Appalache
GRIS Centre-du-Québec




Direction de santé publique de Montréal: The DSP has created a "tool box" to help professionals dealing with youth to understand and combat homophobia and heterosexism. This resource is complementary to the workshop given by the Minister of Health and Social Services, "For a New Vision of Homosexuality". For now this toolbox is available only in French.




GLSEN - Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (New York based): This LGBT educators group provides an extensive listing of books for children on LGBT families and on LGBT issues.




Mise au jeu: Since 1991, Mise au jeu has performed original theatrical workshops about social and psychosocial issues, in Montreal and other regions of Quebec. Mise au jeu has creatively inspired thousands of adults and youth to become vectors for change in their everyday milieu. They perform a play called H... muet that sensitizes adults and teens to the realities of being a gay teenager. This play is also available as a film. (French only).




National Film Board of Canada: The NFB has a wide variety of documentary films on LGBT themes, particularly geared for youth. By using the word "gay" on the site's search engine one can find many useful resources.




Placard et travail: A site to sensitize youth about the situation of homophobia in the workplace (French only).




Pride Education Network: LGBT educators group in Vancouver. Extensive list of resources, videos, sample lesson plans, teachers' tools, books and links regarding LGBT youth and challenging homophobia in schools.




Welcoming schools: Welcoming Schools is an LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and name-calling in K-5 learning environments.




Other sites of interest:
Teachernet - Homophobia and sexual orientation in schools: Stand up for us Guide
Canadian Teachers' Federation (see "Publications" for guides on dealing with homophobia)





Family

ALGI (Association des lesbiennes et gais sur Internet): A francophone website with a wide range of information and many links. Two on-line discussion groups, "parents bientôt" and "parents déjà" deal with issues for LGBT parents and future parents.




American Psychological Association: The web site has an excellent section on lesbian, gay and bisexual concerns including family.




APGL (Association des Parents et futurs parents Gays et Lesbiens): L'APGL de France s'adresse depuis 1986 à toute personne ou tout couple concerné par l'homosexualité, et ayant ou désirant avoir et élever des enfants. Excellent source for research articles on LGBT parents (French only).




Association des familles homoparentales (France): A new association for families with gay and lesbian parents in France




Association des pères gais de Montréal: A francophone group providing help, support and a forum for discussion for fathers who were previously in heterosexual relationships and are desiring to take charge of their lives as gay men.




Sainte-Justine Hospital Information Centre on Children's Health: A vast selection of references for books and web-sites on a variety of topics including adoption, that are geared to parents, teenagers and children.




COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere): COLAGE is the only international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents. Also includes an extensive list of resources for kids with trans parents. Collage has a good selection of books for parents and for kids.




Éducation-coup-de-fil: A free and anonymous telephone service offered by a team of professionals to help families who are experiencing problems that affect the parent-child relationship (0-18 years). This service is offered to parents, children and those who work with children. A follow-up is possible with the same professional. Monday - Friday 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There are a number of specialists on adoption in their team. Phone: (514) 525-2573
ecf@bellnet.ca




Family Equality Council (US): American group supporting and protecting the families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered parents.




Gay Adoption Mailing List: The list's aim is to to provide support and information to LGBT families who are considering adoption, and those who have already adopted. A good source of information about the realities of LGBT adoptive families.




Groupe des Pères Gais de Québec: A group whose goal is to bring together fathers who are questionning their sexual orientation.




Sexuality Vulnerability Resilience:
The SVR research team consists of 14 Canadian experts in social and human sciences working on health issues pertinent to sexual and gender diversity and multiple oppressions. Each team member contributes to the research program, which consists of a series of studies spanning 9 Canadian universities situated in 5 provinces.




TransFamily: A support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. They provide referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues. Although their meetings are held in Cleveland, Ohio, the Internet has enabled them to extend helping hands to transgendered individuals and their famlies across the globe.




Other sites of interest:
PFLAG: Parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays- Canada; english and french
PFLAG Resources in Chinese
Proud Parenting: An on-line magazine for LGBT parents
Yoopa: An inclusive website for parents





Surrogacy

Canadian Surrogacy Option : Canada's first surrogacy consulting agency.





Health

Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTT(e)Q): ASTT(e)Q aims at promoting the health and well being of transvestites and transsexual persons living in Québec.




Action Séro Zéro: Un organisme sans but lucratif qui a pour mission de développer et de coordonner des activités d'éducation, de prévention et de promotion en regard de la transmission des ITS (infections transmises sexuellement) et du VIH/Sida dans le milieu homosexuel et bisexuel de la région montréalaise. Séro Zéro a également publié un guide bilingue intitulé Je suis plusieurs couleurs à la fois traitant des questions d'identité sexuelle et culturelle.
(514) 521-7778




Association des transsexuels et transsexuelles du Québec (ATQ) un organisme ayant pour but d'aider les personnes transsexuelles au tout début. Ce qui veut dire, le premier contact pour parler de leur grand secret, leur identité sexuelle. Les soutenir tout au long de la transition, et après la chirurgie de changement de sexe pour conseiller la personne transsexuelle sur le plan physique et psychologique avec un confrère ou une consœur ayant vécu une situation similaire, aider et écouter surtout les jeunes qui sont frappés par ce phénomène qui peut devenir dramatique s'il n'y a pas de ressources disponible ou d'écoute, surtout quand la famille ou les proches ne sont pas sensibilisés.




Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition: The Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition / Coalition santé arc-en-ciel Canada (CRHC / CSAC) is a national organization whose objective is to address the various health and wellness issues that people who have sexual and emotional relationships with people of the same gender, or a gender identity that does not conform to the identity assigned to them at birth, encounter. Links to documents on health and wellness for GLBT Parents.




McGill University Sexual Identity Centre (MUSIC): MUSIC was founded in 1999 in response to a lack of psychiatric services adapted for LGB(?) individuals in Quebec's health care system. MUSIC's mandates include providing quality psychiatric care for individuals who are LGB or questioning their sexual orientation as well as support for their families.
Psychiatry Department
Montreal General Hospital
1547, avenue des Pins Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1B3
514-934-1934 poste 43585.




Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) Training Session: "For a New Vision of Homosexuality": Training sessions are given by the MHSS to help personnel working in schools, social and health services, as well as community organizations to adapt their practices to the specific needs of LGBT people. The session helps to improve the accessibility and quality of services offered.
For more information and registration in Montreal:
Collège de Maisonneuve
(514) 254-7131, ext. 4178
Outside of Montreal:
Contact the development agent for the Ministry of Health and Social Services in your region.





Sperm Banks, Fertility and Fertility Clinics

Infertility Network: A registered Canadian charity providing information & support to people experiencing infertility to help them make informed choices about their family-building options.




Fertility Plus: A patient-compiled site full of in/fertility information.




Clinics:
Clinique de fertilité OVO (Montréal)
Montreal Fertility Centre
Procrea (Montréal et Québec)
McGill Reproductive Center (Montréal)
Repromed (Ontario)
Xytex, Atlanta: (Toronto)




Other sites of interest:
California Cryobank (US)
Pacific Reproductive Services (US)
Sperm Bank of California (US)





Youth

AlterHéros: An excellent reference for bisexual and homosexual youth, as well as for their friends, family and teachers. It is also an excellent research tool giving access to a number of English and French references.




Jeunesse Lambda: Jeunesse Lambda est un organisme sans but lucratif de Montréal. C'est un groupe d'accueil, de discussion et d'activités pour les jeunes gais, lesbiennes et bisexuel(le)s de 25 ans et moins. Il a été créé par des jeunes voyant, dans l'entraide par les pairs, la réponse aux questions de sortie et d'acceptation (French only).




Project 10: A support group for young LGBT people in Montreal that also offers support for parents. The Allies Program, developed by Project Ten and Queer McGill (in collaboration with Project Interaction), tackles homophobia in schools, including arranging for speakers to go into schools. (514) 989-4585 projet10@p10.qc.ca




Other sites of interest:
Advocates for Youth: Site for LGBTQ youth
Oasis Magazine: Excellent LGBT youth website, many resources