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Children's Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (The)
Foster Care and Adoption Services

  • Assists birth mother in making informed choices
  • Offers support before and after baby's birth
  • Completes home studies on prospective adoptive families
  • Provides support to families waiting to adopt a child and after the child joins the family
  • Assists in locating non-identifying information with the Adoption Disclosure Register
  • Assists with registration to the Adoption Disclosure Register which can assist with searches to contact a birth relative
  • Offers support and assistance if a reunion is requested between biological parent and child placed into adoption

Temporary and Long Term Fostering
  • Facilitates arrangements to provide a home for children who are separated from their family
  • Retains legal responsibility for the child
  • Provides initial orientation and ongoing training
  • Reimburses for all expenses incurred for welfare of child including living, medical, clothing, school and extra-curricular expenses
  • Provides access to a full range of therapeutic and relief services

Kinship Care
  • Places a child who is in the care of the agency with a member of their extended family
  • Kinship Services allow services to be provided for a child who is not in the care of the agency and remains within his/her family
  • Temporary Care Agreement: The child is placed in the care of the Children's Aid Society on a voluntary basis by the caregiver
  • Society Wardship: The child is court ordered into the temporary care of the Children's Aid Society
  • Crown Wardship: The child is made a permanent ward of the Children's Aid Society and could be placed for adoption
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sep-JunMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Jul-AugIntake and Assessment Mon-Sun 24 hours
  • Individuals and families interested in adopting
  • Pregnant women interested in adoption
  • Adopted individuals seeking information on birth family
Temporary and Long Term Fostering
  • Children in care
  • Various eligibility criteria must be met to become a foster family or parent
Kinship Care
  • Requires the consent of parent(s) and child if over 12 years of age
Application Process
Contact Intake and Assessment
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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