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The Home Study

An adoption home study 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. Formally, this document is referred to as the S.A.F.E. (Structured Analysis & Family Evaluation) home study. Documents, references, interviews and a home visit are required.

P.R.I.D.E. Adoption Education

P.R.I.D.E. (Parenting Resources for Information, Development & Education) is a mandatory 27-hour training that helps prepare prospective adoptive applicants in Ontario on how to meet the needs of adopted children.

There are two ways to take the training:

  • Virtually & live, with a private PRIDE trainer, focused on domestic and international adoption (as well as public adoption).

  • Self-directed, with the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies, focused on the adoption of older children in extended care.

Before registering for P.R.I.D.E., speak with your Adoption Practitioner to decide which option is best for you.

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