Nova Scotians Encouraged to Consider Adoption

Adoption Awareness MonthNovember is Adoption Awareness Month and Nova Scotians are encouraged to consider adopting a child who needs a permanent, loving home.

"There are more than 100 children and youth in Nova Scotia who are waiting to be adopted into a loving family," said Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services. "We encourage people to consider adoption year-round, but November is a time to create awareness and urge Nova Scotians to consider opening their home to a child and provide a stable, loving environment for them to grow."

In 2007-08, 105 children were placed for adoption by Nova Scotian families. The majority of children waiting to be adopted are school-age and have had difficult life experiences. Single, common-law partners or married people may qualify to become adoptive parents, as long as they are older than 19.

Read more information about adoption, including how families can take the first steps towards adopting a child in Nova Scotia, or phone the adoption information line at 1-866-259-7780.