Hoping To Adopt
Adoption is an overwhelming process. It does not happen overnight and there are many complex elements to consider. Our consultants will empower and resource you with the knowledge and support you will need for the adoption process. Adoption is our speciality and we are here to help.
Here are some questions you may have (click the question to see the anwer):
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO BECOME PARENTS?
WHAT TYPE OF ADOPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are three ways you can adopt.
- Public Adoption
- Private Adoption
- International Adoption
There are basic requirements for every adoption. You will be required to obtain a Home Study by an approved adoption practitioner. You will be required to complete the mandated Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education, also known as PRIDE Training Course. This is a 9-module, 27 hour educational training program that is interconnected with the Homestudy process. You will have to provide medical referrals from your Physician, go through various police record clearances, child welfare checks and provide letters of references. Be prepared for ample amount of paperwork.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
- A Public Adoption has very minimal fees.
- A Private Adoption can cost upwards of $15,000.
- An International Adoption can cost upwards of $40,000.
CAN A SINGLE PERSON ADOPT?
Absolutely. However, some international adoptions have stipulations on singles adopting.
WHAT IF MY PARTNER IS NOT SURE ABOUT ADOPTING?
Adoption is something that a couple must be in 100% agreement. We are available to provide pre-adoption counselling to answer questions and to discuss your knowledge, values, supports and certainty of the process.
For additional information please do not hesitate to email us or reach us by calling 613.852.4735