CHILD AND YOUTH PROFILES
There are two profiles for each child and youth on Canada's Waiting Children and Youth - the publicly accessible and the private.
The children and youth currently waiting for families on our CWCY website are older children and youth (between 10 - 18+ years of age) and children living with visible or invisible (dis)ABILITIES.
Read below for more information.
The publicly accessible profiles of waiting children or youth contain no identifying information, no photos, and use a pseudonym.
The profiles are provided by the child or youth's social worker/adoption practitioner, and are adapted for the website by staff of the Adoption Council of Canada. They are written from a strength's based perspective, and are meant to provide potential adoptive parent(s) with a brief introduction.
The private profiles of waiting children or youth can only be viewed by potential adoptive parent(s) who have been approved for access. In order to be approved for access to the Private Child and Youth Profiles, there are three steps:
Your information will be reviewed, and if you are granted access you will be directed to the payment page (via the email that you will be provided)
Log in using your username and the password that you created in order to complete the payment, at which point you will be granted private membership and have access to the Private Profiles of Canada's Waiting Children and Youth
The privately accessible profiles contain further information about the child or youth, including their age, background, abilities, conditions, hobbies and interests, as well as a picture and the first name of the profiled child/youth.
The profiles are provided by the child or youth's social worker/adoption practitioner, and are adapted for the website by staff of the Adoption Council of Canada. They are written from a strength's based perspective, and are meant to provide potential adoptive parent(s) with further information.
Should you be interested in learning more about a child or youth, you can submit an Expression of Interest form. At this point, you will be asked to submit your family information by contacting email@example.com for the link to the following:
Family Information Form and a Family Profile
PRIDE Training Certificate (or provincial/territorial equivalent)
SAFE Homes study (or provincial/territorial equivalent)
Vulnerable Sector Check
This will be provided to the child or youth's worker or child welfare agency and they will contact you to continue the discussion and move forward in the adoption process.