Fostering and adoption have many things in common. They also have a shared goal – ensuring children have lifelong connections they can count on. This is referred to as ‘permanency’ and happens when children who have come into care are reunited with family or when Peel CAS helps children find a new permanent family.
It is important that we have diverse families who reflect and understand children’s heritage, ethnic origin, culture, religion and language. One of our challenges is to find caregivers and adoptive families who are able to meet those needs. Currently, Peel CAS needs caregivers and adoptive families for older children, siblings, and children with special needs. When applying, families must identify the special needs they are willing to consider. It is important for applicants to understand, that presently very few infants and toddlers are available for adoption. Currently, Peel CAS needs caregivers and adoptive families for teenagers, siblings, and children with complex and special needs.
Getting the right information is key to knowing whether fostering or adoption is a possibility for you and your family. The goal of this site is to provide you with that information. Greater knowledge will allow you to make the right decision as to whether your family can commit in such a powerful and personal way.
Interested in learning more? Three good resources for Adoption include: AdoptOntario, Adopt4Life, and Adoption Council of Ontario. Please refer to the AdoptOntario special needs section to better understand some of the unique needs of the children in our care. Once you have reviewed these resources, if you would like to proceed, please complete our online inquiry form.
Whether through birth, a relative such as a grandparent, an adoptive or foster family, families come together in many different ways.