Call us anytime, day or night: 1-800-265-8300 or 519-824-2410

How to Apply

How do I become an Adoptive Parent and a Foster Parent?

We work with you to complete a standardized assessment (also called a homestudy).  You also need to attend 30 hours of training prior to being approved.  The standardized assessment also includes obtaining references, completing a police record check and a medical report.  When we are completing your assessment, we take into consideration that your past may not define who you are today.

Why become an Adoptive Parent or Foster Parent?

People who do this really want to make a difference in the life of a child and their community. They are people who value sharing their lives with a child or children and embrace putting children first.

 What support and training is available after you are approved as an Adoptive Parent or Foster Parent?

FunFamilyOnce you are approved, you are assigned a worker who directly supports you in your journey.  This worker will support your family when you have a placement and will let you know about any training that might be available.

If you are fostering a child, you will receive a daily, non-taxable reimbursement for the living expenses of each child or youth placed in your home.  Many other expenses are also covered such as clothing, medical and dental costs, school supplies and recreation fees.

If you are adopting, a subsidy may be available to assist in meeting the child or youth’s needs.

Contact us

For more information about Adoption or Fostering and Family and Children€™s Services of Guelph and Wellington County, please call 519-824-2410 or 1-800-265-8300.

To explore your interest in adopting or fostering, please fill out our online application below.Once we receive your application, we will connect with you about the next steps.

Adoption and/or Fostering application Form

Personal Details Applicant 1

Full Legal Name (required)

Maiden Name

Previous Names

Birth Date (Required) (yyyy-mm-dd)

Place of Birth

Gender

Ethnic Origin

Racial Origin (required)

Citizenship

Religion

Education

Laguage(s) Spoken

Occupation

Employer

Native Band Name/No.

Cell Phone

Work Phone

May we contact you at work? (required)
YesNo

Personal Details Applicant 2

Full Legal Name

Maiden Name

Previous Names

Birth Date (yyyy-mm-dd)

Place of Birth

Gender

Ethnic Origin

Racial Origin

Citizenship

Religion

Education

Laguage(s) Spoken

Occupation

Employer

Native Band Name/No.

Cell Phone

Work Phone

May we contact you at work?
YesNo

Address Line 1br />

Address Line 2

City

Province

Postal Code

Home Phone

Can a message be left?
YesNo

Email Address

Children and other members of household:

Children in Household:

Name Gender Birthdate (yyyy-mm-dd) Lives With

Other adults living in applicant(s) home

Name Gender Age Relation to Applicant(s)

Marriage or Domestic Partnership

Current Marriage Date (yyyy-mm-dd)

Current Domestic Partnership Date (yyyy-mm-dd)

Applicant 1 Past Marriage or Domestic Partnership         Applicant 2 Past Marriage or Domestic Partnership        
Date Begun (yyyy-mm-dd)     Date Ended (yyyy-mm-dd)    
Date Begun (yyyy/mm/dd)     Date Ended (yyyy-mm-dd)    

Present Application

Tell us what you are interested in (please check all that apply)

Adopt at Children's Aid Society
Adopt at Children's Aid Society but also interested in fostering
Adopt Privately
Foster Parent Adopting Foster Child
Families to Permanence/Foster to Adopt
Fostering
Specific Child

Type of child you are considering parenting

Age of Child (or age range)
Gender of Child MaleFemaleEitherBoth
Race/Ethnic Origin of Child
Are you considering adopting siblings? YesNoUnsure

Previous Applications/Child Welfare Involvement

Have you previously applied to adopt or foster
either as an individual, a couple or in a previous relationship?
YesNo
   
Have you previously started or completed an adoption
or fostering education program?
YesNo
   
Have you previously started or completed
a homestudy assessment?
YesNo
   
Have you previously been involved with a Children's Aid Society
or any protection authority outside of Ontario?
YesNo
If "Yes", please provide specifics:

Additional Comments

Any additional information or comments:

Acknowledgements

I/We the undersigned, submit this application with the following acknowledgements:

  1. I/We acknowledge that the process of adoption by Ontario residents is governed by the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the Intercounty Adoption Act (IAA). We acknowledge that the process of fostering is governed by the Child & Family Services Act and Foster Care Licensing Regulations.
  2. I/We acknowledge that our worker's role is to ensure the best interests of any child who may be placed with me/us when assessing the suitability and eligibility of applicant(s). The worker's recommendation does not guarantee approval by the Children's Aid Society in public adoption, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in Private and International Adoption of Canada Immigration in International adoption, nor the eventual placement of a child in my/our family. We further acknowledge that the worker's recommendation does not guarantee approval to provide foster care.
  3. I/We give full permission to our worker to communicate and exchange information about me/us, in written or verbal form, with other children's aid societies, child protection authority outside of Ontario, private and international adoption agencies, physisians, mental health professionals, referees, other adoption licensees and practitioners, government agencies/departments, and other sources, as necessary, in order to further my/our application.
  4. I/We understand that any false statement or omitted information in this application may jeopardize my/our application.
Applicant 1 Acknowledgement (Required) Applicant 2 Acknowledgement(Required)

Please take a moment to tell us about where you heard about fostering/ adoption or FTP parenting.

Radio Ad; Specify
Television Ad; Specify
Television Program; Specify
Newspaper Ad;Which ad and in which newspaper
Newspaper Article; What was the article about and which newspaper?
Agency Website
Agency Email; Specify (worker, Heart Gallery, Etc.)
Other Website: Specify
Agency Pamphlet or Handout: Specify
Facebook; Specify
Twitter; Specify
Kijiji; Specify
Heart Gallery; Specify
Word of Mouth; Specify
Personal Involvement; Specify
Other; Specify