The Adoption Journey
If you are interested in learning more about adoption, the first step is to speak to an Adoption Intake Worker by calling 905-522-1121. An Adoption Intake Worker is available only on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and they will be able to answer many of your preliminary questions.
From your conversation with the Adoption Intake Worker you may decide to go onto the next step, which is attending an Adoption Information Night. The Adoption Information Night is a presentation at the agency which will provide you with information about the needs and ages of children who are available for adoption as well as further details about the adoption process. If at the end of the Adoption Information Night presentation you decide that you wish to continue on the adoption journey, you can take home an Adoption Registration Form, complete the form, and return it to the agency.
Once we receive your completed Adoption Registration Form, an Adoption Worker will arrange to meet with you and gather further information about your hopes and dreams for creating or adding to your family through adoption.
Specific adoption training (P.R.I.D.E. training) is required to be completed by anyone who wishes to adopt or foster in Ontario and it is a prerequisite for having an adoption home study completed.
The pre-service training for prospective adoptive parents is called Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (P.R.I.D.E.). The training is delivered over nine sessions and is offered periodically at the agency.
S.A.F.E. Home Study
The standardized home study process required in Ontario is called Structure Analysis Family Evaluation (S.A.F.E.). There are two ways in which to have a S.A.F.E. home study completed. This can be done by one of our Adoption Workers or by a qualified private practitioner.
Ready to Take the First Step?
Call 905-522-1121 and request to speak to an Adoption Intake Worker on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.