Adoption is a lifelong journey. By coming to the Adoption Council of Ontario website you have already embarked.
The first step, unless you are intending to adopt a close relation, is always going to be becoming AdoptReady by completing the government-mandated adoption homestudy and adoption training programs. Once you have been certified AdoptReady, the way in which you proceed will depend upon the type of adoption you pursue. In Ontario there are four different types of adoption: Private, Public, International, and Relative.
With the right information, getting started in adoption can be painless. It was not long ago Antonella was making her very first steps on her personal adoption journey. Now, through the Adoption Council of Ontario’s AdoptOntario program, her family has been made complete.
Types of Adoption
Adoption in Canada is regulated at the provincial level. In Ontario there are four different types of adoption, with distinct laws and process for each. The four types are:
Private Adoption - Adoption directly from birth families in Ontario. Read More
Public Adoption - Adoption, through a Children’s Aid Society of children living in care. Read More
International Adoption - Adoption of children from other countries. Read More
Relative Adoption - Adoption by kin of the child, including step-parents. Read More
The Adoption Council of Ontario is a not-for-profit providing outreach, support and education to all adoptees, adoptive parents, potential adoptive parents, birth families, and adoption professionals in Ontario. We deal with public adoption, private adoption, international adoption and relative adoption. Since 1987, we have been working towards a provincial community where all children have families forever.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the government of Ontario.