Adoption is the process through which a child becomes a permanent part of a new family. Adoptive parents have the same responsibilities and legal rights as biological parents.
What are the different types of adoption?
Who may adopt?
- Single, married or living common-law
- Of any race or ethnicity
- Any sexual orientation
- With or without children of your own
- Any income bracket
You must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- A resident of Manitoba
- Willing to participate in adoption education programs
- Willing to participate in the completion of a homestudy assessment
Which children are available for adoption?
- Permanent wards of a child and family services agency (parental rights have been terminated) who are registered with the Central Adoption Registry
- While there are children of all ages, the greatest need is for placements for children over the age of six years
- Both male and female
- Sibling groups