Adoption Assistance/Subsidy Canada

Yukon Adoption Assistance Program

Updated April 2008 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Yukon foster care. Territorial Contact Person Beverly Foushe Department of Health and Social Services Family and Children’s Services Box 2703, H-10 Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6 867-667-5071 F: 867-393-6204 Bev.Fouhse@gov.yk.ca   What Is Adoption… Read more

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Saskatchewan Adoption Assistance Program

Updated February 2008 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from British Columbia foster care. Provincial Contact Person Janice Krumenacker Director, Post Care Services Ministry of Social Services 12th Floor, 1920 Broad Street Regina, SK  S4P 3V6 306-787-5698 Fax:  306-787-0925 jkrumenacker@cr.gov.sk.ca NACAC Volunteer… Read more

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Prince Edward Island Adoption Assistance Program

Updated February 2008 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Prince Edward Island foster care. Provincial Contact Person June McKinnon Provincial Adoption Coordinator Department of Social Services & Seniors 161 St. Peters Rd., P.O. Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8 902-368-6511 jmmckinnon@ihis.org NACAC… Read more

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Quebec Adoption Assistance Program

Updated May 2008 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from British Columbia foster care. Contact provincial Me Pascale Berardino Directrice conseil aux affaires juridiques  1001 de Maisonneuve West, #410 Montreal, Quebec 514-842-5181 Fax: 514-842-4834 pberardino@ssss.gouv.qc.ca NACAC Bénévole Kathleen Neault, Présidente Association de… Read more

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Nunavut Adoption Assistance Program

Updated November 2007 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Nunavut foster care. Territorial Contact Bill Fennell Deputy Director of Adoptions Department of Health & Social Services Box 1000. Stn. 1000 Sivummut Building Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0 867-975-5781 bfennell@gov.nu.ca   What Is… Read more

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Nova Scotia Adoption Assistance Program

Updated November 2007 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Nova Scotia foster care. Provincial Contact Janet Nearing Dept. of Community Services Family & Children’s Services Division Box 696 Halifax, NS B3J 2T7 902-424-3205 nearinjl@gov.ns.ca NACAC Volunteer Rose Marie Smith Adoptive Parents… Read more

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Northwest Territories Adoption Assistance Program

Updated November 2007 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Northwest Territories foster care. Territorial Contact Laura Comishen Department of Health & Human Services Gov’t of the Northwest Territories Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9  867-873-7943 Laura_Comishen@gov.nt.ca What Is Adoption Assistance? Adoption… Read more

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Newfoundland & Labrador Adoption Assistance Program

Updated July 2008 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Newfoundland and Labrador foster care. Provincial Contact Ethel Dempsey Department of Health and Community Serivces Children and Youth Services PO Box 8700 St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6 709-729-5134 edempsey@gov.nl.ca NACAC Volunteer Currently… Read more

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New Brunswick Adoption Assistance Program

Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from New Brunswick foster care. Updated December 2007 Provincial Contact Elaine Babineau Child & Youth Services Branch Department of Social Development 551 King St, 2nd floor Fredericton NB E3B 5H1 506-444-4516  elaine.babineau@gnb.ca NACAC Volunteer Currently, there… Read more

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Manitoba Adoption Assistance Program

Below you will find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from foster care in Manitoba. Updated November 2007 Provincial Contact Janice Knight Child Protection 2nd Floor, Suite 201 114 Garry Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 4V5 204-945-6964 Janice.Knight@gov.mb.ca NACAC Volunteer Margaret Warner Portage la Prairie, MB 204-857-4898… Read more

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British Columbia Adoption Assistance Program

Updated April 2019 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from British Columbia foster care. Provincial Contact Anne Clayton Ministry of Children and Family Development Office of the Provincial Director of Child Welfare PO Box 9705 Stn Prov Gov Victoria, BC  V8W 9S1… Read more

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Alberta Adoption Assistance Program

Updated November 2007 Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Alberta foster care. Provincial Contact Person Anne Scully Alberta Children’s Services 11th Floor, Sterling Place 9940 – 106th Street Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2 780-422-5641  Anne.Scully@gov.ab.ca NACAC Volunteer Currently, there is no Alberta… Read more

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Ontario Adoption Assistance Program

Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from Ontario foster care. In 2012, Ontario created a province-wide Target Subsidy program, which is outlined below. Children adopted after June 15, 2012 are eligible for the Target Subsidy program, but may also receive additional benefits… Read more

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Provincial Programs

In Canada, some provinces and territories offer programs to support families who adopt crown wards (children in foster care who cannot return home). Benefits are typically based on the territory or province from which the child was adopted. Click on the province or territory below to learn about the community’s adoption subsidy program, including which… Read more

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Canada Adoption Assistance/Subsidy

In Canada, some provinces and territories offer adoption assistance to children who are adopted from foster care (children who waiting to be adopted are often called crown wards). Adoption assistance (also known as adoption subsidy) provides support that helps adoptive families access medical care, counseling or therapy, special equipment, tutoring programs, and other supports that… Read more

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Adoption Assistance

Are you thinking about adopting from foster care? Or did you already adopt from foster care? In many cases, support is available to you! Most children adopted from foster care in the US and many crown wards adopted in Canada are eligible for adoption assistance benefits so their families can better meet their needs. These… Read more

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Healing from Food Insecurity: Beyond the Stash

Please do not reprint or reuse without permission. Contact Mary Boo to request permission The information in this article is educational. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment by medical, nutritional, or mental health professionals. Whether a child is 15 days or 15 years old, feeding and nurturing through shared meals is… Read more

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