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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 temporary home for children who are separated from their family for various reasons including neglect and abuse
  • 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
Hours of Operation
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sep-Jun
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Intake 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
  • Individuals interested in raising a child/youth placed in care, usually members of their extended family or community support group
  • Requires completion of criminal and agency background checks, personal interviews, and an assessment of the home and family
  • Requires the consent of parent(s) and child if over 12 years of age
Application Process
Intake process and home assessment required
Documents Required
Completed home assessment
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 21, 2021