Will adopting through a CAS cost anything?

There are no fees associated with a homestudy, PRIDE training or legal paperwork to finalize the adoption.   There may however be other costs to applicants through the adoption process:

  • Fees for police records checks
  • Fees for medical reference reports
  • Legal fees for independent legal advice pertaining to openness orders/agreements

Children and youth may have special needs and services and supports may be required for the child and parent(s).  While some services are available publicly, there can often be long wait lists and limits to the duration of the services.  Private services may be available or preferable, however at a financial cost that families must consider.