November is Adoption Awareness Month
Every child and youth needs and deserves permanent, lifelong connections. The primary goal of Children's
Aid Societies is to support children to live safely with their family of origin. When that is not possible, Children's
Aid Societies look for an alternate family, preferably known to the child, who can provide a safe, nurturing, and loving
environment in which the child can grow and flourish.
Adoption is one of a number of options Children's Aid Societies consider when looking for life-long
connections for children in care. Permanency options are based on the recognition that there are many paths to achieving
long-lasting relationships, and that each pathway needs to be shaped to best meet the needs of the child.
Children deserve a family that is a good fit for them. Finding the right adoption match for children who
have come through Children's Aid Society requires finding adoptive parents for children who may have complex needs because
of experiences that brought them into care, mental health, and medical issues. We are also looking for adoptive parents
for siblings, as well as "openness" adoption arrangements with family of origin.
To learn more about adoption and the process, look at the
adoption section of our website. If you're thinking about adoption, call
905-895-2318 and get your questions answered by one of our Adoption workers.
Learn more about how the public adoption system in Ontario works.