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Your Provincial Adoption Resource Network

We provide pre- and post-adoption support services, including consultation, education, resources and more.

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Are you exploring your options or ready to start the adoption process? We can help!

Birth Parent Support

Support and guidance for birth parents making an adoption plan or looking to reunite.


Those who have been adopted can access support, education and reunification information.

Resources & Education

Extensive resources & referrals for all people at all stages of the adoption process.

News & Updates

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Mastery & Control

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Mastery & Control

All of the unidentified, un-named, unacknowledged and un-grieved losses can create intense feelings of powerlessness and loss of control. Mastery over one’s life circumstances has been lost at some point by all members of the constellation. Everyone lost some power...

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Intimacy

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Intimacy

Intimacy requires an individual to know who they are and what they need in relationships and believe that they have value. Individuals’ most primary motivation is the drive to belong and learn how to get their emotional needs met through human connections. Intimate...

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Identity

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Identity

If constellation members have acknowledged and identified their losses, examined feelings or fears of rejection, become aware of any issues connected to shame and guilt, and addressed their grief process, they have the opportunity to build a cohesive identity that...

Considerations in Adoption

Adoption can be an exciting, meaningful experience, but it can also be a complicated process with many challenges through life stages. It is essential to take the time to explore the reality of this decision before following through.

Explore our resources and educational supports:


Cultural Awareness

Fostering your child’s cultural identity is imperitive in building a positive sense of identity and well-being.


Attachment and Bonding

These are important topics when discussing adoption placements. Many children who are eligible for adoption through the domestic adoption program have experienced trauma.

What is adoption?

Adoption is the process through which a child becomes a legal, permanent part of a family through the application and approval of parental guardians.

Who can adopt a child or children?
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or over
  • Single, married or common law with or without bio-children
  • Any race or ethnicity
  • Any gender identity or background
What are some of the requirements?

The applicant must be willing to:

How long does the adoption process take?

The length of time it takes to adopt a child varies and depends on a wide variety of factors. Applicants who are willing to support older children, sibling groups, or children with complex needs will be prioritized. First Nations and Métis families interested in adoption are prioritized as there is an ongoing need for Indigenous and Métis resource families.

What is the cost of adopting?

Domestic (Saskatchewan) adoptions are funded through the provincial government Ministry of Social Services. However, there are some small fees along the way, such as the fee for the Domestic Adoption Orientation (DAO) program we provide at ASCS.

Independent and international adoptions are not funded through the Ministry. Independent adoptions will incur Home study/PRIDE training and legal fees. In addition to the above, international adoptions will also incur costs such as agency fees, travel fees, immigration fees etc.

Who oversees all adoptions in Saskatchewan?

The Ministry of Social Services oversees all adoptions in Saskatchewan, including domestic, independent, and international. Learn more about the types of adoption.

What is the first step in applying to adopt a child in Saskatchewan?

The very first step in domestic adoption in the province of Saskatchewan is to receive an information e-package. Learn more about starting the process for domestic adoption.

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