Adoptive Rights and support

Do adoptive parents have the right to financial assistance?

Financial assistance may be available for families who adopt a child with special needs or a sibling group. There are three types of financial assistance that families may be eligible for:

  • One-time start-up assistance towards extraordinary, non-recurring costs necessary to permit the placement.
  • Special services assistance towards equipment or therapy recommended by a duly qualified practitioner.
  • Ongoing assistance as a contribution to costs relating to the care of the child or children. Eligibility is based on family income.

What are applicants' rights if they go through the adoption process but are not approved?

If applicants are not approved, they have a right to appeal the decision to the CEO of the General Authority.