When the prospective adoptive parents open their hearts and start thinking about adoption, the centralized adoption admissions service will be there.

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The centralized adoption admissions service will soon be available Ontario. Information, support and navigation of the public adoption system is available through the Adoption Council of Ontario (CO).

TORONTO, April 4, 2022 /CNW/ – Early in the adoption journey, expectant parents may not know where to start. The Centralized Adoption Intake Service, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MSCSS), is from Ontario response to this challenge.

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the Adoption Council Ontario (ACO) is very happy to operate from Ontario first provincial center for information, support and navigation for prospective adoptive parents to begin their adoption journey, the Centralized Adoption Intake Service.

What is the Central Admissions Service?

Centralized Adoption Intake Service is a website and team of staff available to prospective adoptive parents who are exploring adoption as a way to grow their family. The Centralized Adoption Admissions Service will provide potential applicants with information as they inquire about adoption and support as they navigate the public adoption system in Ontario. The centralized adoption admissions service is a central point of contact for information, assistance and navigation in Ontario.

Why is the centralized adoption admissions service important?

Well-prepared parents create well-prepared families. MCCSS responds to feedback from adoptive families who have identified a barrier to learning about adoption and accessing services. The Central Adoption Admissions Service will provide this information, options and preparation.

“The goal of adoption is to help ensure that every child is part of a loving, nurturing, secure and eternal family, while fulfilling the lifelong dream of raising a child,” said Jane McKenna, Associate Minister for Children and the Status of Women. “That’s why our government is investing an additional $1.2 million a year to help improve the adoption system, including a new centralized adoption admissions service. This service will offer adoption information and navigational support to help expectant parents looking to start or grow their families, and provide long-term supports for adoptive parents.

Adoption has many joys and, with loss at its center, it also has challenges. When parents are informed and prepared, they can handle challenges and are stronger as a family unit.

“It is important to find the right family for a child/adolescent. It takes time and can be complicated,” says Diane Mathes, Executive Director of the COA. “The Centralized Adoption Admissions Service will provide support and guidance on how to navigate the public adoption system by Ontario.”

The centralized adoption admissions service is free for prospective adoptive parents thanks to funding from the Ontario government. Learn more about the program at www.adoption.on.ca/ci.

The ACO is a trauma-informed organization in Ontario which provides competent heart-based adoption support, education, training, and community for all on the path to lifelong adoption. If you are considering adopting or have been impacted by adoption, we are here for you on the adoption journey.

SOURCE Adoption Council Ontario

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