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Everyone needs a family

Adoption changes lives

Check out this video made by Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region.

Family gives us a sense of belonging. Family provides us with lifelong connections.

Families come in all shapes and sizes. It’s not their make-up, but their ability to nurture, love and support their members, that makes families the ideal place for children to be raised.

Sometimes children can’t live with their birth parents because they are unable to care for them and provide for their most basic needs. Sometimes parents, for a variety of reasons, seek a new family to raise and care for their child.

Adoption provides a legal means for another family to permanently take on the responsibility of caring for and raising a child. But adoption is much more than a legal process. Adoption is a precious gift of a family to a child very much in need of one to call their own.

Adopting a child is a lifelong commitment. The information here will help you to better understand every step of the adoption process.

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