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The process to become a foster or adoptive family is basically the same. The length of time from submitting your application to approval will vary depending on the program and the agency’s needs at the time.


How to apply

Becoming a Foster/Adoption Caregiver - To become a caregiver the first step is to complete our online inquiry form.


The Assessment Process

Once Peel CAS receives your completed online inquiry form, a worker will contact you to discuss your suitability to either be a foster or adoptive caregiver. An application will be sent to you to be completed. A visit will be arranged to meet you and your family to discuss your eligibility and openness to complex special needs. Subsequently, there are two standardized components for you to complete. These provincially credited components, P.R.I.D.E. Pre-Service training and S.A.F.E. Homestudy, will be offered to you at no cost by trained instructors. All applicants will be required to provide local police checks from Peel Region, as well as any country where they have lived (for six months or longer) since the age of eighteen. Our staff will provide you with guidance about securing international police clearances.



Once training is complete, each family is carefully assessed before being approved.  There is no set waiting time before you receive placement of a child as careful consideration is given to matching children with the most appropriate family.