NATIVE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AND ADOPTION
Our goal is to place Aboriginal children in Aboriginal homes, so that they have the opportunity to connect with and grow up within their culture, roots and history.
Since we started our adoption unit in 2005, we have successfully placed children in culturally appropriate homes across Ontario.
In order for a child to be available for adoption, the courts must designate him or her as a Crown Ward without Access for the purpose of adoption. Once that happens, NCFST begins the process to ensure that the child is adopted within the Aboriginal community. We will search for potential adoptive parents from the following groups:
The child’s biological band (if the child has band affiliation)
The child’s extended family
NCFST’s list of adoptive families
Priority is given to Aboriginal adoptive parents. If you do not identify as Aboriginal but would like to be considered as an adoptive parent, we will certainly discuss this with you, but please bear in mind that we rarely place our children with non-Aboriginal families. We would encourage you to contact your local Children’s Aid Society for more information about adoption. Click here to locate the CAS in your area.