EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
This Expression of Interest form is used when a family wants to make a formal Expression of Interest in a child or youth.
The completed form will be shared with the social worker associated with the child/youth in question.
Expression of Interest - Process
Those wishing to submit an Expression of Interest, must have been approved for Private Member status (i.e. paid the $75.00 registration fee, completed the Private Member Information Form, submitted their PRIDE Training Certificate, SAFE Home Study, and Vulnerable Sector Records Check, and been approved).
After review, the ACC will refer your Expression of Interest to the child, youth or sibling groups' adoption worker for follow-up.
Child Welfare Agency - Process
What should you expect after you start working together with an adoption agency?
The child welfare agencies or governments referring children and youth to the CWCY program are committed to protecting the confidentiality of the children and youth in their care, while explaining the children and youths' needs accurately to prospective adopting families.
The governments or child welfare agencies provide accurate information to the CWCY program, but ensure that they do not use any confidential information in describing the children/youth for purposes of public recruitment.
An adoption/permanency worker cooperates with each child/youth to ensure they are ready for placement and knows that adoption, legal guardianship or other forms of permanency is part of the plan for their future. When possible, we ask that children over six help to create their own profiles and give permission for their information to appear on the site.
The adoption/permanency worker and foster parents explain the CWCY process to the children or youth they are listing on the website. They make sure those children and youth know this photo listing is being used to help find families for themselves and others.
The adoption/permanency worker respects a child or youth's wishes about information they do not want publicly disclosed. The social workers for the child or youth can provide any such information to prospective adoptive families in subsequent confidential discussions.
The child welfare agency 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 the child, children or youth with any services required to prepare them for participating in CWCY.