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Click here to learn about parental leave in Ontario.   

Claiming adoption practitioner fees as a medical benefit:

  • Ontario adoption practitioners must have a Master's degree in social work (MSW) and be a Registered Social Worker (RSW).

  • If you have supplemental medical insurance, check with your provider to see if you have coverage for the services of an MSW or RSW.


Claiming social work fees as a tax deduction:


Adoption Grants: Some employers offer employees additional benefits during or following the adoption process.  Check with your organization's HR department to see if you qualify.

Targeted Subsidies Policy Directive: The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies offers subsidies to families adopting a child over the age of ten or sibling groups. Contact your local CAS for more information.

Pre- and post-adoption medical assessments (for international adoptions) are available at St. Michael's Hospital through the Immigrant Health and Infectious Disease Clinic: click here for more information.

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