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There are many children in Ontario who are waiting for an adoptive family. Children come into our care for various reasons, but all of them are in need of someone to care about them, and provide a stable and nurturing home to grow up in.
Our Regional Adoption Program
We are proud to work collaboratively with Highland Shores Children’s Aid and Durham Children’s Aid Society as part of a Regional Adoption Program. This partnership enables us to work together as a team to ensure the most appropriate placements and the greatest support for both children and adoptive parents on the adoption journey.
In Ontario, there are several ways you can adopt, and people often explore options in all three systems:
The Public child welfare system
A private adoption agency
An inter-country adoption agency
The Brochure Adoption in Ontario: Private, Public and Inter-Country outlines the three adoption streams in Ontario and how to navigate successfully between them. Click here to read the brochure.
Children may become available for adoption in Ontario through one of three ways: Under the Child, Youth and Family Service Act, an order of Extended Society Care is made. By consent of ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Child Legal Process
People from diverse cultural backgrounds, single people or same-sex couples are all encouraged to consider adoption. People who are open to parenting special needs children, sibling groups, or older children are especially ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Application Process
A home study is the mandatory process by which a foster, kinship or adoption applicant is assessed for competencies and capacities. As with PRIDE training, the SAFE home study assessment is required ...LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFE Home Study
The name PRIDE was selected by foster and adoptive parents in Illinois, where PRIDE was first developed. It stands for Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education. PRIDE is a model for the development and support ...LEARN MORE ABOUT PRIDE Pre-Service Training
Birth parents may provide input about the kind of family they would like for their child. We give careful consideration to the values, lifestyle, education, cultural heritage and other characteristics that are important to ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Birth Parent Involvement
When a child has been granted the Legal Order of Extended Society Care under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, then a Children’s Aid Society is required by law to make ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Extended Society Care
Adoption Placement The Society recognizes that there are children who want and need the security and commitment of an adoption home and, at the same time, want and need to have periodic ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Placement
From time to time, families may require the support of the agency well after the adoption has been finalized. Those families may call us for assistance. For some families who experience financial ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Post Adoption Support
As of May 2008, Ontario’sadoption information disclosure legislation allows adopted adults and birth parents to obtain information from birth and adoption records that were registered in Ontario. The Access to Adoption Records ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Adoption Disclosure
MEDIA RELEASE Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Responds to COVID-19 Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society supports the Province’s decision to include Children’s Aid Societies in the list of essential businesses, organizations ...
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Although agencies across the province ...