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 Our previous name, Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan, no longer represents the breadth of work we do to support all forms of permanency, including adoption, but also legal guardianship and kinship care.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
Greetings from all of us at The Evermore Centre. We are very excited to let you in on some changes within the Evermore Centre. It’s been an eventful spring, summer and fall. It all started with funding approval from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services (MSS)...
May 01, 2022
At The Evermore Centre, we have recognized a need for counselling in our office through our “Your Opinion Matters” survey. 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.
October 05, 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.
October 05, 2023
Indigenous Perspectives on Grief & Loss is an educational hybrid event that delves into the profound wisdom of Indigenous cultures in understanding and coping with grief and loss. This event aims to create a bridge between traditional Indigenous knowledge and contemporary practices, providing participants with a unique opportunity to explore diverse perspectives on the universal human experience of grief.
October 14, 2023
Please join us for a day for the entire family, filled with interesting and fun activities! The morning session will divide the parents/caregivers into one group and the children into another, allowing for open discussion and learning for each. The morning session will focus on understanding the loss accompanied by children who no longer live with their biological parents and how that can manifest in different ways and coping strategies. Lunch will be provided to socialize and connect with other families. After lunch, we will start with a session on supporting Indigenous culture and then we will conclude with an Indigenous craft – making dreamcatchers – fun for all ages! Parents/Caregivers whose children are non-Indigenous are invited to the morning session and are welcome to participate for the entire day!
October 15, 2023
The Evermore Centre is holding an artwork contest for children and youth of all ages! All entries will be posted on the wall at the event! The chosen design will be printed on the front of the t-shirts that will be given away at the "Strengthening Our Families: Round Dance" that will be held on November 18th.
November 18, 2023
"Strengthening Our Families: Round Dance" is an inclusive event that brings together diverse communities to celebrate the power of family, unity, and resilience. Rooted in the tradition of Round Dances observed by many Indigenous cultures, this intercultural gathering aims to foster a sense of belonging, understanding, and shared humanity among participants from all walks of life.
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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