Supports and Services
We offer a range of services delivered by experienced staff, intended to provide you with information, guidance and support.
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Eligible families who adopt or take legal custody of siblings or older children in extended society care, may be eligible to receive subsidies from a children's aid society to help with the cost of care.
For more information, please visit with Ministry for Children and Youth Services at the link provided: Adoption services and supports | ontario.ca
Making a decision to reach out to a birth relative is a significant step. Our Post Adopt Worker can support you if the adoption occurred through Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region. This support includes providing educational material, brief counselling services along with reunion facilitation.
Openness between birth and adoptive families can sometimes be complicated and we are available to support you with these relationships.
Adoption Disclosure Services
Adoption disclosure is available to birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and other birth relatives of the child over 18 years of age. Our Post Adopt worker will help determine if you are eligible to request information about the adoption. Our Post Adopt worker will guide you to understand what information you have the right to receive, how to apply and support you through the process. You will also be provided with information on what you can request from Service Ontario, where you can request birth information and learn about the Ontario Adoption Disclosure Registry.
Helpful Adoption resources
Interested in learning more about adoption in Ontario? The following websites can provide you further information:
Centralized Adoption Intake: Central Intake (CI) - Adoption Council of Ontario
The Ministry for Children and Youth Services: Ministry for Children and Youth Services
The Adoption Council of Ontario: ACO Home - Adoption Council of Ontario
Adopt Ontario: AdoptOntario - Adoption Council of Ontario
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies: Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (oacas.org)