Programs and resources
- Adoption Videos
We've developed videos to help you understand the process, challenges and rewards of adopting in Nova Scotia.
- Who May Adopt
Applicants must meet certain criteria and take part in a homestudy.
- Agency Adoption
There are two types of agency adoptions.
- Mi'kmaw Adoption
Children who speak Mi'kmaq must be placed in an environment where the language is spoken and/or understood.
- Adoption of Children of African Nova Scotian and Bi-racial Heritage
We are looking for African or interracial Nova Scotian/Canadian families.
- Private Relative Adoption
Adoption of a child by a relative or step parent.
- Private Interprovincial Adoption
Interprovincial private adoption can be complex.
- International Adoption
Nova Scotian families may adopt a child or children from another country.
- Adoption Disclosure
The Adoption Information Act creates a registry to help people search for members of their birth family.
- Directory of Services for Adoptive Parents
A list of helpful services and organizations organized by region.
- PRIDE Training
The training program is available to adoptive parents.