How to Adopt
Our primary goal is to support children to live safely with their families. When this is not possible, living with another family, preferably known to the child, is important so the child can flourish and grow.
Adoption is one of several options available when looking for lifelong connections for children that offers permanent stability and security that children and youth need and deserve.
In Ontario, adoption takes place in several ways. Adoption is often explored in all three systems:
- Public child welfare system
- Private adoption agencies
- Inter-country adoption agencies
The Adoption in Ontario: Private, Public and Inter-Country brochure outlines the three adoption streams in Ontario and how to access them.
How to Adopt
York Region Children’s Aid Society is committed to anti-oppression and providing services to children, youth, families, and resource communities in an inclusive and equitable manner. We encourage and welcome individuals who identify as part of an equity-seeking group, such as individuals from the 2SLGBTQ+ community or individuals who identify as persons of colour to apply.
If you are interested in learning more about adoption and the process, please visit the Adoption Council of Ontario’s website. On this site, information is available including answers to frequently asked questions and a “How to Adopt” webinar that you can register to complete.
If you are interested in exploring adoption with York Region Children’s Aid Society, we host information sessions (two to three times per year) to provide specific details about adopting through our agency, including children and youth we serve, special needs, and openness in adoption. Participating in an information session is one of the first steps required to begin your journey of adoption with York Region Children’s Aid Society.