It may be best to wait till you receive a response from the QC gov where you sent your request for info. This may take awhile, even a few months, but you probably will have more info.
As for adoption agencies in the 40's, I've no idea how to get a list. There were many private adoptions that didn't go through agencies, just a handshake or via notarial papers. That was it! Much secrecy back then because of the shame. Almost the same today because of the Right to Privacy Bill....
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