The first step in an adoption is helping you make an informed decision. We will help you explore adoption and determine if adoption is the best plan for you and the child. Choices are examined to ensure you will be confident in your adoption decision today and in the years to come. We will help you through the adoption process to ensure it is the right one for you. You will not be alone.
Here are some questions you may have. (click the question to see the answer)
ARE WE ABLE TO CHOOSE OUR BABY'S ADOPTIVE FAMILY?
Absolutely. You will receive a variety of profiles of prospective adoptive parents that include photos as well as the values, qualities and characteristics that are important to you. We will help you think through all the characteristics that are important to you to help make this decision.
WILL WE BE ABLE TO SEE OUR BABY AFTER IT IS PLACED?
Yes. Prior to delivery, you will have the opportunity to create an openness agreement which would include visits post placement. This agreement is facilitated with your birth parent counsellor, your Licensee as well as the adoptive parents. We work to ensure mutually agreed upon terms and conditions of the openness agreement are adhered to.
CAN WE CHANGE OUR MIND?
In Ontario, there is a 21-day waiting period wherein you are able to change your mind. You will sign a Consent to Adoption form 7 days after the birth of your baby with an Independent Lawyer that is provided to you. You will then have 21 days after the signing of this consent to change your mind. Your birth parent counselor will provide support through the process.
ARE WE GIVEN ANY SUPPORT FOLLOWING TWENTY-ONE DAYS?
Absolutely. You will have six months of post-adoption support from your birth parent counsellor. Following the six months, you will have the option of meeting regularly with one of our post-adoption counsellors for as long as you may need.
For additional information please do not hesitate to email us or reach us by calling 613.852.4735