How do I adopt a child in Ontario?

3. Take an adoption course if required

You must take a parent training course for every type of adoption except a family adoption where the child being adopted also lives in Ontario. This course is called PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education). It teaches you:

  • how adoption works
  • how to deal with issues related to parenting an adopted child
  • how neglect, lack of stimulation, abuse, and living in an institution can affect children
  • how important a child’s culture and heritage are
  • how important it is for a child to have connections and continuity

The course is 27 hours long.

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