How Do I Adopt?

To find out if adoption is right for you, contact Highland Shores Children’s Aid.  By working together with our trained professionals, you can make the decision about whether adoption is the right plan for you.

Prospective adoptive parents participate in a “home study” that involves interviews and visits to their home by one of our adoption workers.  During the home study process, prospective adoptive parents are encouraged to assess their own attitudes and abilities.  Training and education are offered to parents so that they have an understanding about the child welfare system and its impact on children and families.

The brochure Adoption in Ontario: Private, Public and Inter-Country outlines the three adoption streams in Ontario and how to navigate successfully between them. The brochure provides information on what to expect as you engage with an adoption professional to complete a home study.  Click here to read the brochure.

Regional Adoption

Highland Shores Children’s Aid, Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society and Durham Children's Aid Society pool their adoption resources and work collaboratively as a team to prepare, match and support parents and children for the lifelong journey of adoption.