At the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), we strive to keep children and youth with their families or extended communities. When this cannot occur, and a child or youth needs a permanent home, we turn to Adoptive Parents who offer them lifelong connections, stability and security.

In Ontario, adoption takes place in several ways including through three systems:

  • Public child welfare system
  • Private adoption agencies
  • Inter-country adoption agencies

The Adoption in Ontario: Private, Public and Inter-Country brochure outlines these three adoption streams and how to access them. Please also visit Adoption Council of Ontario’s website for more information and a register for their how “How to Adopt” webinar.



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