24.1. A sponsor who gives an undertaking on behalf of a child referred to in subparagraph b of the first paragraph of section 19 for whom a decision granting adoption recognized by the sole operation of law under the Act to implement the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (chapter M-35.1.3) is made while the sponsor is residing in Québec, or on behalf of a child referred to in subparagraph f of the first paragraph of section 19 must include in his application for the undertaking a statement issued by the Minister of Health and Social Services certifying that the Minister has taken cognizance of the steps taken by the sponsor to receive the child and that there are no reasons to oppose the adoption.
Where an officer authorized under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/02-227) provides the minister with new evidence under section 117 (8) of those Regulations, the minister shall notify the sponsor thereof and the Minister of Health and Social Services so that the Minister may confirm or revise the statement.
O.C. 1504-88, s. 6; O.C. 1725-92, s. 4; O.C. 351-2003, s. 6; O.C. 838-2006, s. 15.