Adoption is the legal process that provides a new family to a child whose birth family cannot care for him/her.
The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton has in its care, children of all ages and stages of development eager to find a "forever home". The children come from a variety of cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and every child waiting to be adopted is a unique and special individual. Some are siblings that are waiting for a family that can adopt them together while many of the children are pre-school age and older.
Many of the children waiting to be adopted have had to deal with painful experiences and they may need help in healing emotional scars and addressing fears about the future. When considering adoption for a child, the Society’s top priority is the child’s welfare, therefore CAS concentrates on finding the most suitable home for the child, rather than finding a child for the adopting family. Sometimes a family receives a child within a year of making their application, while for others the process may take considerably longer.
Individuals and couples are invited to learn more about local adoption through the CAS of Hamilton by calling the Society at 905-522-1121 and asking to speak to an Adoption Intake Worker.