The Intricacies of Open Adoption

child and dad with sparkOpen Adoption Intake Session

ARCS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND JULY. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE IN AUGUST.  THANK YOU.

The number of children placed yearly by private adoption licensees in Ontario have significantly decreased.  In order to give our clients a realistic chance of adopting through ARCS, the number of adoptive couples/singles on the ARCS waiting list is now 15. When below 15, new applicants are scheduled for an Intake Session.

Because of the decreased number of clients on our waiting list, ARCS no longer has group workshops but individualized intake sessions.

Open adoption is a kind of family formation. The ARCS Open Adoption Intake Session teaches adoptive parents how to build and maintain an extended family open adoption relationship.  This 3 hour Intake Session will focus on how to prepare for an open adoption relationship, how to assess your readiness for such a relationship, how to build and maintain an extended family open adoption relationship, and how to cope with the relationship challenges that may occur in an open adoption.

Becoming a Member of ARCS

To become a member of ARCS, an Intake Session is scheduled.

The sessions are held Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at 1pm.  Depending on the weekend, Jennie Painter, the director,  may also be available on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon.

Preparing for the Intake Session

Call or email the ARC’s office to arrange an intake session.

Call 613-542-0275 or email jennie@openadoption.ca.

The office is open from 1:30 to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

Email messages and phone messages are checked daily.

 

The required documents include:

Adoption profile

Adoption homestudy

Homestudy updates (if completed)

Medicals

Medical specialist letters ( if needed)

Local and RCMP police checks

Foreign police checks (if needed)

Child welfare checks

References

Cost of Intake

The cost to register with ARCS and attend an intake session is $700.00 plus HST. Total cost is $791.00. Payment can be made by e-transfer (jennie@openadoption.ca) or by cheque payable to Adoption Resource & Counselling Services.

This fee includes: Intake Session, review of profile, set up and management of file, placement of bio/pic on ARCS' website, contact with clients.

Location of Intake

The Intake session is held at the home/office of Jennie E. Painter located at 162 Phillips Street, Kingston, Ontario K7M 2Z8

If you have any questions, please call or email me.

Thanks.

Jennie