How to Adopt

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Have you ever considered adoption as a way of growing your family? The first step of your adoption journey is educating yourself about the process and options. This session, led by the Adoption Council of Ontario, will provide an overview of private, public and international adoption processes in Ontario. As well, information will be provided on the Home Study and the education process necessary to become eligible to adopt in Ontario. Helpful tips and strategies to ease the adoption journey will also be discussed.

Facilitator: Ellen Igumnova RSW, BSW

With her experience in children welfare, Ellen developed a passion for contributing to positive social change in our society by working towards finding permanent and stable homes for children involved in Ontario’s child welfare system. As a Clinical Coordinator, Ellen has been working with the AdoptOntario team and other professionals since Fall 2019 to create profiles for waiting children, communicate with prospective adoptive parents, identify matches and share information regarding adoption with the ultimate goal of finding permanence for children as every child deserves to grow up with love and support from a family that they can call their own.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.