The Resource Unit is responsible for the implementation and monitoring all aspects of the Adoption and Resource Programs. The Resource Unit will be a valued member in the placement, development and care of the children in coordination with the Intake, Protection and Prevention programs. Support/Respite Workers provide supervision and support directly to children in care. In times of crisis or unforeseen circumstances a support/respite worker can be hired on a short term basis.
Adoption is a legal and social process by which a child permanently joins a family. OCNCFS is primarily involved in permanent ward adoptions of children who are unable to return to their birth family. There is legal provision for openness and an ongoing relationship between the adoptive family and the birth family. OCNCFS also provides home assessments to the court for other types of adoptions.