Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE)

The SAFE homestudy is a family assessment completed by your Adoption Practitioner involving discussions about your motivation to adopt, experience with children, family histories and your understanding of adoption. Documents, references and a home visit are required.

Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education (PRIDE)

P.R.I.D.E. is a mandatory 27-hour training that assists adoptive applicants to understand how to best meet the needs of children who join their family. P.R.I.D.E. can either be completed through the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Society (O.A.C.A.S.) or privately with an approved P.R.I.D.E. trainer.

Online and in-class P.R.I.D.E. modules offered by O.A.C.A.S. have a Children's Aid focus. Private P.R.I.D.E. training addresses the unique issues of private and international adoption in addition to Children's Aid adoptions and is facilitated by a training team including an adoption practitioner and adoptive parents.