Terms of Use

Step 1:

Please read the following Terms of Use that apply to users of AdoptOntario .

If you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use please check off "I Accept" to signify your acceptance of such terms and click on the "Next" button. Your use of the website is expressly conditioned on your acceptance without modification of these terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please click on the "Cancel" button to exit.

The information on this website is provided for information purposes only and is targeted to residents of Ontario who are interested in adoption. AdoptOntario, a program of the Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO), endeavours to provide up to date and reliable information for this website but cannot be responsible for content that is provided by third parties. As the information is not intended to provide legal or other advice you should not act or rely on any information on the website without seeking the appropriate professional guidance and advice. Changes are made periodically to the Site and may be made at any time without notice.

You can visit our website to read information without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information, unless you wish to enter a password protected area. We will then collect personal information from you when you apply for a password to view children, or via the open-text message functionality incorporated in our Contact Us webscreen. Please read our Privacy Statement regarding the protection of personal information.

You agree not to use this Site for any unlawful purpose. You also agree not to impersonate any person in your use of the Site or in the sending of any e-mail to an address listed on the Site. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use the information automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the information.

No information contained within the Site may be reproduced or re-published without the written consent of the Adoption Council of Ontario. If you wish to reproduce or distribute information in the Site send an e-mail to info@adoptontario.ca or info@adoption.on.ca. Include your name, address and a description of the purpose of your intended distribution and the information you would like to distribute.

Privacy Policy

Step 2:

Please read the following Privacy Statement that AdoptOntario adheres to.

To continue, please check off "I have read and consent to this" to acknowledge that you have read and understand the statement, AND consent to your personal information being dealt with in the manner discussed therein. Then click on the "Next" button.

You can exit the registration by clicking on the "Cancel" button.

This is a summary of our Privacy Policy. To view the full Privacy Policy click here

Please note that this web-site is also governed by the AdoptOntario Terms of Use, which can be accessed by clicking on the link in this sentence. We urge you to review this before proceeding further on this website.

AdoptOntario respects the privacy of all users of this website, as well as the children featured on it. We are committed to protecting all of the personal information that we collect.

By using this Site you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy statement and consenting to the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal information for the purposes outlined herein. If you do not agree to the terms of this privacy statement, you should discontinue your use of this Site and not provide us with any personal information.

Through this Site, AdoptOntario collects personal information as provided by you. By collecting this information AdoptOntario hopes to deliver to you a timely service and response. However, you always have the choice of whether to provide us with any information. This personal information will be used only for the purposes for which you provide it and will not be shared with anyone else without your express permission.

AdoptOntario recognizes that your privacy is important. However, as Internet e-mail is vulnerable to interception and forging, privacy cannot be ensured. We will not be responsible for any damages you or any third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of confidential information that you make to us through the Internet, or that you expressly or implicitly authorize us to make, or for any errors or any changes made to any transmitted information.

When personal information is collected from you through this Site, it may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Issuing a password for the password protected section of this Site
  • Contacting you to provide you with AdoptOntario-related services
  • Contacting you for feedback and surveying your needs in connection with your use of the Site
  • Reporting aggregate numbers (non-identifying only) regarding Site usage, numbers registered, and other related information and reports to funders and sponsors, and evaluating the effectiveness of AdoptOntario and this Site

Your personal information will not be used by us, nor will we authorize any third party to use your personal information, other than in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy. Except as described in this policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties without first obtaining your consent to do so.

In providing information about children awaiting adoptive placement, utmost care is taken to protect their privacy and confidentiality. Pseudonyms for children are used, and no information about a child is placed on the site without the consent of the Child's Agency and, where appropriate, the consent of the child himself.

Access to children's information is available only through a password. The use of the password is time-limited and authorization is determined by AdoptOntario. All password holders are expected to maintain the confidentiality of their passwords and user accounts, and are responsible for all activities related to it.

Links
This Site contains links to other web sites which are provided as references to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest and not as an endorsement of the content, products, services or organizations involved. We are not responsible for the content of linked third party Sites and do not make any representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Sites or regarding the privacy practices of such Sites.

You may provide hyperlinks to this Site provided that

  1. you notify us by sending an e-mail to info@adoptontario.ca
  2. you do not remove or obscure any portion of the Site
  3. you discontinue providing hyperlinks to this Site if notified by AdoptOntario or the Adoption Council of Ontario.

Personal Details

Personal Details, Log in Details, and Contact Information

Only residents of the province of Ontario, Canada that are over the age of 18 are eligible to sign-up.

Primary Given Name: *
Family Name: *
Additional Given Name:

The following data will be viewable to adoption professionals around Ontario and/or used for statistical purposes.

Gender:
Birth Date: *
Occupation
Income Range
Language
Religion
Race
Ethnicity

Log In Details

The username you specify must be unique. The system will tell you if it is not.

Username: *
Email Address: *
Confirm email address: *


The password you specify must be at least 6 characters and must contain at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, and one number (e.g. MyPassword123).

Password: *
Confirm Password: *

Contact Information

Address Line 1: *
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
City: *
Province:
Country:
Postal Code: *
Telephone Number: *
(  Ext.
Receive Email Broadcasts?
Notify me about Adoption Events?

Do you wish to register as a Prospective Adoptive Parent?

For Prospective Family

Prospective Adoptive Parents are required to provide additional information regarding their partner, family, and child sought. In addition, Prospective Adoptive Parents that complete PRIDE and a SAFE homestudy are considered AdoptReady. AdoptReady families will be invited to upgrade their account (to access videos of Waiting Children).

  • Please note that filling this section out will take 10 to 15 minutes
  • It is not necessary to fill this section out now. It can be done later by updating your profile

Do you wish to register as a Prospective Adoptive Parent?
By signing up as a Prospective Adoptive Parent, I give my consent for an adoption professional to view my profile information and to contact me or my worker (if I might be a suitable match).

Partner Details

Are you completing this form on behalf of
Primary Given Name: *
Family Name: *

The following data will be viewable to adoption professionals around Ontario and/or used for statistical purposes.

Gender:
Birth Date: *
Occupation
Income Range
Language
Religion
Race
Ethnicity

Home Details

Marital Status:
Do you have children in the home?
Number of children in the home
Children in the Home Are
Race of Children
Birth Date of Youngest Child
Birth Date of Oldest Child
I/We Have Experience with Children
I/We Have Experience with Adoption
Do you have a dog or a cat?

Family Biography

Complete your profile by including a personal narrative.

Include your parenting experience, experience with children, family strengths, interests, and your motivation to adopt. Answer questions like: Why are you considering adoption? Have you had any life experiences which would better prepare you for adoption? (For example, state if you or anyone else in your family is adopted or if you are or have been a foster parent.) What qualities of your household would be of particular significance in relation to adoption? (For example, ability to take parental leave, proximity to schools, parks, etc.) Also include anything you would like an adoption worker to know about you.



Upload Family Picture (4MB limit)
Note: Uploading a Family Picture will replace your original picture

AdoptReady™

Homestudy Status
Homestudy Completion Date  
PRIDE Status
PRIDE Completion Date  


If you have a complete homestudy and have finished PRIDE training, you are an AdoptReady™ family. AdoptReady™ families can view video profiles and can be added to the Adoption Resources Databank. Ask a clinical coordinator for more information, info@adoptontario.ca

I/We have been uploaded to the Adoption Resources Databank.

Agency
Worker Name *
Worker Primary Given Name  
Worker Family Name  


What is the Adoption Resources Databank?

What is the AdoptOntario Databank?

In Ontario once families complete their SAFE Homestudy and PRIDE training they are considered AdoptReady. AdoptReady families are able to apply for the Adoption Resources Databank. The databank is a sophisticated and effective matching tool designed to collect extensive data, e.g. over 120 criteria, and support comprehensive matching of families with children with complex needs and requirements who need forever families.

Who has access?

Adoption professionals in Ontario have access to the databank for both AdoptReady families and waiting children for whom adoption is being sought. Families can apply for the databank but do not have access due to sensitive and confidential information. Workers and practitioners will manage the registry, update information and close the registry, when required.

What is the purpose?

The databank can be used to automatically generate potential matches of children. Match reports are sent from the databank monthly to workers and practitioners, who may contact families to explore suitable matches.


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Child Sought

Child Sought

To help you find your special child, AdoptOntario wishes you to specify the child sought and your acceptability of any issues they may have.

Gender:
Age Range
Age From:
Age To:
Will consider sibling group:
Maximum sibling group size:
Race of Children

Child Attributes

What level of learning disability are you willing to accept?
What level of emotional/behavioural disability are you willing to accept?
What level of physical disability are you willing to accept?

Could you parent a child with the following?

• Alcohol Exposure
• Drug Exposure (e.g. cocaine, heroine)
• Family History of schizophrenia
• Cerebral Palsy
• Chromosomal Syndrome
• Down Syndrome
• Failure to Thrive
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
• Hydrocephalus / Microcephalus
• Autism
• Development Delays
• Hearing Impairment
• Vision Impairment
• Physical Disabilities
• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) / Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
• Aggressive Behaviour
• Reactive Attachment Disorder
• Physical Abuse
• Exposure to Domestic Violence
• Sexual Abuse

Your account has been created, but has not been approved. In order to have your account approved, you will have to verify the email address you provided.

An email has been sent to that address containing a URL with an activation key.Please copy and paste that URL into your web browser's address bar and go to that URL to begin the verification process.

Your account has been updated successfully.

Your account has been created, but has not been approved. In order to have your account approved, you will have to verify the email address you provided.

An email has been sent to that address containing a URL with an activation key.Please copy and paste that URL into your web browser's address bar and go to that URL to begin the verification process.

  • Thank you, your profile information has been submitted to the Adoption Resources Databank.
  • If you are applying to the databank, you will receive an additional email shortly with instructions on how to complete your registry for the databank.
  • If you have not received the new registration email after 24 hours, please verify it is not being blocked by spam filters and contact info@adoptontario.ca
Your account has been updated successfully.
  • Thank you, your profile information has been submitted to the Adoption Resources Databank.
  • If you are applying to the databank, you will receive an additional email shortly with instructions on how to complete your registry for the databank.
  • If you have not received the new registration email after 24 hours, please verify it is not being blocked by spam filters and contact info@adoptontario.ca