1. Financial assistance may be granted to a person who has lodged a child for at least 1 year in his home, in the capacity of a foster family referred to in the first paragraph of section 312 of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2), a child under 18 years of age in respect of whom that person has filed an application for adoption with an institution operating a child and youth protection centre.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the placement period shall be of 6 months in the case of a child having a deficiency or adjustment problems.
(1) where the parents have agreed to the adoption; or
(2) where the child has been judicially declared eligible for adoption.