The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton hosts Adoption Information Nights sporadically throughout the year, based on the Society’s potential adoptive parent intake requirements, to provide information to potential adoptive parents. Adoption Information Nights are held at our agency. We are located at 26 Arrowsmith Road, which is off Centennial Parkway, across from The Home Depot. Ample free parking is available on site.
Attendance at an Adoption Information Night is a mandatory step in the adoption process. The night consists of a presentation at the agency, which will provide potential adoptive parents with information about the needs and ages of children who are available for adoption, as well as further details about the adoption process.
Most of the children we place for adoption are available due to a court decision terminating parental rights. Although our Society does work with birth mothers who wish to voluntarily place their children for adoption, this represents a very small number of our adoption placements.
Many adoptive applicants feel unsure about adopting a child with issues in their background; or adopting a toddler, preschooler or older child. We encourage you to contact us to speak with an Adoption Intake Worker in more detail about your specific situation and to attend an Adoption Information Night at our Society. At the Adoption Information Night, you will have the opportunity to hear from adoptive parents who are parenting children they have adopted through our Society. We will provide education and support through every step of the process.
For those of you who would like to consider adopting a child through our Society, we offer a range of services delivered by experienced staff intended to provide you with information, guidance, and support. We want you to be active participants in this process and ultimately make the decision that is best for you and your family as to the type of child you feel best suited to parent. We provide extensive information and preparation to our adoptive families about any child they may be interested in.
We welcome the opportunity to become part of your adoption journey, knowing that the journey will be unique for each family. As you consider the option of parenting through adoption, we encourage you to attend an Adoption Information Night with us. Anyone interested in attending is required to pre-register by contacting an Adoption Intake Worker at 905-522-1121. An Adoption Intake Worker is available on either Tuesday or Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.