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Birth Parent Involvement

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 birth parents when choosing a child’s adoptive parents.

Openness between adoptive and birth family  members is a common occurrence in many adoptions.   The degree of openness a child needs, a birth parent wants, or an adopting family can accept, is carefully examined early in the adoption process. In some cases, a photo or letter from the birth parents may accompany an adopted child. In other cases, children and their adoptive families may send and receive yearly non-identifying updates, which are exchanged through the adoption agency.  In other adoptions, children maintain some level of direct contact with birth family members which may include visits throughout the year

If you are considering adopting through your local CAS, you should consider that maintaining a level of openness with a child’s birth family will be discussed with you when considering available children.  While you are considering adoption, this may be a good time to learn more about openness and the importance of maintaining meaningful and beneficial relationships for children after adoption.

Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton CAS

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

Grann – Short Form Notice

Check out some of the new information available for Children and Youth on the Ontario Ombudsman's site.

The Ombudsman’s Office provides resources for people who have complaints about Ontario Government bodies.  This includes Children’s Aid Societies, Foster Homes, Group Homes, Mental ...

Kinship Awareness Week

September 21st to 25th is Kinship Awareness Week, where Children’s Aid Societies celebrate and share about the important role that kinship families play in ...

Media Release - 03/30/2020 - Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Society Responds to COVID-19

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 ...

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