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S.A.F.E. & P.R.I.D.E.

The (S.A.F.E.) Home Study

An adoption home study (also known as the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation/S.A.F.E.) is an assessment completed by your Adoption Practitioner. It involves discussions about your motivation to adopt, experience with children, family histories, and understanding of adoption. Documents, references, multiple 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 prepares Ontario prospective adoptive applicants on how to best 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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