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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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 Our previous name, Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan, no longer represents the breadth of work we do to support all forms of permanency, including adoption, but also legal guardianship and kinship care.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
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Grief
The profound losses that created feelings or fears of rejection, which led to the emotions of shame and guilt, must be grieved. Adoption and permanency losses are too often left unnamed, unacknowledged, and ungrieved. The losses may be difficult to acknowledge and...
Rapid Access Counselling
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.
Indigenous Craft Night
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 Lakewood Civic Centre - 1635 McKercher Drive - to share and learn something new!
Prevention of FASD Adverse Outcomes
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.
Circle of Security
April 27, 2023
The Circle of Security Parenting Program recognizes that all caregivers want what is best for their child. As the “father” of attachment theory, John Bowlby, states, “Intimate attachments to other human beings are the hub around which a person’s life revolves, not only as an infant or toddler or schoolchild but through adolescence and years of maturity and on into old age.” COSP is a six-week parent program focusing on helping caregivers reflect upon their child’s attachment needs to promote secure and healthy attachment with their child. This program is best suited for parents whose children are up to 12 years of age.
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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