CANADA'S WAITING CHILDREN & YOUTH
Canada's Waiting Children and Youth website promotes the placement of waiting children and youth in permanent, safe, loving and culturally competent families.
The focus of CWCY is to find permanent families for older children and youth and those living with visible or invisible disabilities, including those related to developmental trauma. As part of this program, we connect provincial/territorial departments and child welfare agencies to support the placement of children and youth in permanent adoptive family relationships.
The Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada's vision is to find permanency for every waiting child and youth in Canada.
The child welfare agencies or provincial/territorial governments referring children or youth to the Canada's Waiting Children and Youth website are committed to protecting the confidentiality of the children and youth in their care. The profiles outline the children and youths' strengths based needs accurately to prospective adopting families.
The child welfare agencies or provincial/territorial governments provide accurate information to the Canada's Waiting Children and Youth website, but ensure that they do not use any confidential information in describing the children/youth for purposes of public recruitment.
A social worker/permanency worker/recruiter works with each child/youth to ensure they are ready for placement and knows that adoption, legal guardianship, kinship care, customary care or other forms of permanency is part of their plan for the future.
The social worker/permanency worker/recruiter or foster parents explain the Canada's Waiting Children and Youth website to the children and youth. They ensure those children and youth know this photo listing is being used to help find permanent families for themselves and others.
The social worker/permanency worker/recruiter respects a child or youth's wishes about information they do not want publicly disclosed. They can provide any such information to prospective adoptive families in subsequent confidential discussions.
The child welfare agencies or provincial/territorial governments ensures that throughout the pre-placement, placement and post-placement period, there is an adoption worker and co-operative caregiver (foster parent or guardian) available to assist and support the child, children or youth with any services required to prepare them for participating in this program.