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Adoptive Parent Services

  • Consult on adoption process.
  • Complete S.A.F.E. homestudy required for domestic & international adoptions.
  • Review child proposals.
  • Support and counsel during post placement period.
  • Complete post placement reports for domestic and international adoption.
  • Refer to agencies and licensees for domestic and international adoption.
  • Liaise with adoption agency, licensee, and government.
  • Refer to community and professional support services as needed.

Birth Parent Services for Domestic Adoptions* 

  • Counsel birth parents and birth family members prior to placement.
  • Assist birth parents with preparation of social and medical histories.
  • Present adoptive family profiles to birth parents.
  • Accompany birth parents to meet adoptive family.
  • Facilitate entrustment ceremony.
  • Counsel birth parents during the post placement period.
  • Liaise with community support services following post placement period

  * NOTE: Paid by adoptive parents in accordance with section 175 of the Child & Family Services Act, R.S.O., 1990


  1. H.S.T. apply to all fees and office disbursements will be added.
  2. Adoption expenses are tax deductible up to a maximum (click here for further information). 
  3. As of September 26, 2012, counselling services provided by a Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.) can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return (click here for further information).  
  4. The Adoption Source services are provided by a Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.) which may be covered by some private health insurance plans (click here for details).
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