November is Adoption Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the permanency children and youth find through adoption.

Every child and youth needs and deserves permanent, lifelong connections. There are many paths to achieving long-lasting relationships, and each pathway is shaped to best meet the needs of a child. Adoption is one option Children’s Aid Societies consider when looking for life-long connections for children in care.

Children and youth deserve a family that is a good fit for them. Children’s Aid Societies are often looking for adoptive parents for older children, teens, siblings, and children who may have complex needs due to the experiences that brought them into care. We are also looking to maintain openness with the family of origin, recognizing each child’s personal story and ensuring supportive connections after adoption.

To learn more about adoption and the process, please visit the Adoption section of our website. If you’re thinking about adoption, call 905-895-2318 to have your questions answered by one of our Adoption workers. Learn more about how the public adoption system in Ontario works.