Online Expression of Interest Form

Date: July 13, 2019 Author: Mary Henry Categories: AdoptOntario
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eoi_graphic_2019.pngOnline Expression of Interest Form (EOI) - Coming Soon!

AdoptOntario understands that families want to make the best impression with workers when they are interested in a waiting child or siblings. We have enhanced one of our prime services to do just that.

The Formal Expression of Interest (EOI) form is a comprehensive document, which provides the most pertinent details about a family to child workers in their preliminary selection process. Families complete this form after speaking to an AdoptOntario Clinical Coordinator, and/or talking with a CAS worker at a regional or provincial adoption resource exchange (ARE) or a child profile event.

The enhancement to our form this summer is bringing it online! A family who views a child’s profile can automatically submit their form to AdoptOntario. Families can also save and continue filling in the form at a later date. A Coordinator will walk families through their form and help families identify areas where more information is needed, if appropriate. The Coordinator will forward the form to the child worker for review.

See steps that can follow a submission of an EOI below:

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The EOI form includes 14 questions directed to help you share specific information about yourself in relation to adopting this child(ren).

  1. Describe any previous parenting experience?
  2. Why are you considering the adoption of this child or sibling group?
  3. What skills or life experiences do you have to parent this specific child?
  4. How are you able to meet this child or sibling group’s racial, cultural and/or religious needs?
  5. How do you meet the adoption worker’s matching criteria for this child or sibling group?
  6. What do you think may be challenging for you about parenting this particular child or children?
  7. How are you able to meet this child or sibling group’s openness needs? E.g. how would this fit into your daily life schedule?
  8. Describe your home life. How might this change with this child or sibling group in your home?
  9. Describe your work life. How might this change with this child or sibling group in your home?
  10. What is your plan for parental leave?
  11. Who do you identify as your main supports?
  12. How are you able to meet this child or sibling group’s openness needs?
  13. Describe your home life. How might this change with this child or sibling group in your home?
  14. List other relevant event, training and/or education?

 

By providing such detail, workers can more readily understand if a family might be a potential match for a child. This could save days, weeks or months in the process and allows you to openly share your thoughts on your interest in and possible fit for the child.

Author: Mary Henry, AdoptOntario Manager