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 help them raise their children who have been in foster care. There is no national adoption assistance program in Canada.

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Use the link below to access information about benefits in different communities:

The Adoption Subsidy Resource Center is funded in large part by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. We are grateful for the foundation’s support.

For additional information about the benefits available for children adopted from foster care, please contact NACAC at 800-470-6665, 651-644-3036, or e-mail at

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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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