Widening the Circle of Support
We provide pre- and post-adoption support services, as well as support for all forms of permanency including legal guardianship, Person of Sufficient Interest (PSI), and kinship care.
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Growing home Campaign
Caregivers & Parents
If you are a parent or caregiver in need of support, you are not alone. We offer supports and programs to permanent and adoptive families.
Looking to Adopt
Are you exploring your options or ready to start the adoption process? We can help!
Birth Parent Support
Support and guidance for birth parents making an adoption plan or looking to reunite.
Those who have been adopted can access support, education and reunification information.
Resources & Education
Resources & referrals for all people at all stages of the adoption process.
Our New Name
We are happy to share that we have changed our name to “The Evermore Centre”. The word “evermore” is a synonym for “forever, always”, and it reflects our organization’s focus on fostering permanent homes that create well being & long term stability for children. Permanency is an expansive term, with many important factors. Our previous name, Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan, no longer represents the breadth of work we do to support all forms of permanency, including adoption, but also legal guardianship and kinship care.
News & Updates
Permanency includes a variety of care arrangements for children that can include adoption, kinship care, guardianship, PSI and is of paramount importance for children. For over 30 years the Evermore Centre has been committed to providing support for our communities...
May 30, 2022
At The Evermore Centre, we have recognized a need for counselling in our office through our “Your Opinion Matters” survey we sent out a couple months ago. In response, we have partnered with Family Service Saskatoon to provide phone, virtual, and in-person FREE Rapid Access Counselling out of our office at 527 Main Street in Saskatoon.
February 07, 2023
Storytelling has been used within Indigenous communities for centuries as a method of passing down teachings and guiding youth as they navigate through life. In honour of Storytelling Month, we are pleased to announce a collaborative event with one of our supporting organizations. This event creates a space of connecting to those in similar family systems and cultural planning initiatives. Let’s stay connected through cultural involvement!
February 13, 2023
The Evermore Centre is hosting a free webinar facilitated by Saskatchewan Prevention Institute! This presentation will include an overview of brain development, stress awareness, and introductions to the book, My Curious Brain, and the newly developed My Curious Brain Resource Room. These resources are fun, interactive, and educational for parents and caregivers to teach children about how the brain works. With greater awareness of stress and how the brain works, children and adults in their lives can develop self-regulation skills and strategies to help them effectively deal with stressors.
March 02, 2023
The Evermore Centre and CFS Saskatoon are organizing a support group for parents who have grown their families through adoption or other forms of permanency such as PSIs or kinship care. This is a therapeutic and educational group for parents. Participants can share and learn from other participants who are facing similar experiences, issues and concerns.
March 07, 2023
The Evermore Centre is proud to announce that we will be hosting a session on supporting Indigenous culture. The "How You Can Support Indigenous Culture" session offers our families the ability to seek clarity when entering cultural spaces and events. A brief information session will allow you to know the history, resilience, and various resources within the city of Saskatoon that will support healthy family systems. This opportunity will allow families a chance to connect and learn together. We look forward to seeing you there!
March 28, 2023
Did you know, making cultural crafts supports your child's cultural plan? Our Indigenous Resource Representative will lead you in an evening full of craft making with all age appropriate material and of course snacks! Please join us at the Evermore Centre to share and learn something new!
April 16, 2023
In this workshop, well known diversity and inclusion consultant, Liz Duret, will explore the following: your child's need to learn about their culture and community as part of their identity, and how to deal with racism and the biases that effect Indigenous people daily. This 3-hour workshop provides a safe space to share our fears as well as our hopes and expectations as parents so that our children can flourish and reach their full potential.
April 26, 2023
Join the Evermore Centre and Saskatchewan Prevention Institute for another lunch-hour educational webinar! It is estimated that around 1 in 25 Canadians have FASD, but many don't even know it. And that's because FASD is a hidden disability. In this presentation, you can expect to learn: what is FASD; how FASD is brain-based; what are the benefits and challenges of an early diagnosis; and how to understand and respond to early signs and behaviour around sensitivities, sleeping, feeding, attention, and attachment.
Considerations in Adoption
Adoption can be an exciting, meaningful experience, but it can also be a complicated process with many challenges through life stages. It is essential to take the time to explore the reality of this decision before following through.
Explore our resources and educational supports:
Fostering your child's cultural identity is imperitive in building a positive sense of identity and well-being.
Attachment and Bonding
These are important topics when discussing adoption placements. Many children who are eligible for adoption through the domestic adoption program have experienced trauma.
What is adoption?
Adoption is the process through which a child becomes a legal, permanent part of a family through the application and approval of parental guardians.
Who can adopt a child or children?
- The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or over
- Single, married or common law with or without bio-children
- Any race or ethnicity
- Any gender identity or background
What are some of the requirements?
The applicant must be willing to:
- Participate in the DAO (Domestic Adoption Orientation) through The Evermore Centre
- Participate in PRIDE training (Parent Resource for Information Development & Education
- Participate in the MFA (Mutual Family Assessment/Home Study) process with a Ministry Adoption Worker
- Provide a current Criminal Record and Child Welfare Background check
- Provide basic needs and necessities to a child
How long does the adoption process take?
The length of time it takes to adopt a child varies and depends on a wide variety of factors. Applicants who are willing to support older children, sibling groups, or children with complex needs will be prioritized. First Nations and Métis families interested in adoption are prioritized as there is an ongoing need for Indigenous and Métis resource families.
What is the cost of adopting?
Domestic (Saskatchewan) adoptions are funded through the provincial government Ministry of Social Services. However, there are some small fees along the way, such as the fee for the Domestic Adoption Orientation (DAO) program we provide at The Evermore Centre.
Independent and international adoptions are not funded through the Ministry. Independent adoptions will incur Home study/PRIDE training and legal fees. In addition to the above, international adoptions will also incur costs such as agency fees, travel fees, immigration fees etc.
Who oversees all adoptions in Saskatchewan?
The Ministry of Social Services oversees all adoptions in Saskatchewan, including domestic, independent, and international. Learn more about the types of adoption.
What is the first step in applying to adopt a child in Saskatchewan?
The very first step in domestic adoption in the province of Saskatchewan is to receive an information e-package. Learn more about starting the process for domestic adoption.
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