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SAFE Home Study 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 in Ontario by the Ministry of Child and Family Services.

The purpose of the adoption SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) home study is to mutually evaluate the capacity of the applicants for adoptive parenthood and relate these to the needs of the children awaiting adoption

The home study process also helps applicants understand what’s involved with fostering and view to adopt, how view to adopt is different from just fostering and how being an adoptive parenthood differs from biological parenthood and prepares the applicants for the adoption process.

The Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) provides child welfare workers with a structure tool for completing the home study. The home study process is designed to be completed at the same time as the PRIDE pre-service training.

The home study is not a short process, and the time it takes to complete can vary substantially between applicants. Typically, the home study consists of 3-5 interviews over a 3-6 months period. Other components of the process include record checks, references, medicals, police clearances, and financial disclosure.

Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton CAS

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 ...

Statement for Community Partners re: Delivery of Service

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children's Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Well Being Agencies Remain Open

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