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Children Waiting For Adoption
Children's Aid Society / La Société d'aide à l'enfance Nipissing Parry Sound

 

Who are the children waiting for adoption?

All children waiting to be adopted have in common the need for a loving, caring family to call their own and help them to reach their full potential. Here are some profiles you may encounter: 

  • Siblings who need to stay together
  • Infants
  • Teens
  • Children from all cultural, religious and economic groups
  • Medically fragile
  • Special physical, developmental, emotional or mental needs
  • Exposed to family violence, neglect or abuse
  • Exposed to alcohol or drugs
  • Children who have lacked effective and safe parenting

Keep in mind children enter the system through no fault of their own, as victims of neglect, abandonment, or abuse. Some of the children waiting to be adopted may be older, but they are no less deserving of permanent families.

Why do children come into adoption?

Children become available for adoption because:

  • Their birth parents decided to make an adoption plan.
  • An Ontario court decided that the child must be permanently removed from their birth parents.

We consider many factors when determining whether a child’s best interests will be met through adoption or if another permanency plan is more appropriate. The child’s welfare is of primary concern; therefore our focus is on finding the most appropriate home for the child, rather than on finding a child for the applicants. If a child is old enough, he or she also takes part in this decision.