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Life after adoption

As you start life with your new family, you may find that parenting an adopted child has challenges that make it difficult for your child and family to grow together.

Getting support

If you went through the public adoption process, reaching out to the CAS adoption worker is a good place to start to share any concerns. You can also connect with post-adoption resources to help you understand how best to respond to the challenges. If you have a private or international adoption, your agency or adoption practitioner may provide parent post-adoption resources and supports.

If you are concerned about the physical, mental or emotional development of your child, talk to your health care provider. You can also call Telehealth Ontario to receive medical advice from a registered nurse. If you are parenting a child with special needs, AdoptOntario provides information on how to support and care for your adoptive child.

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