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JCFS offers a full range of mandated adoption services including the placement of children, Home Studies, infertility counselling, Post-Adoption services including birth family histories and counselling, networking with other adoption resources, groups and continuing education. JCFS can assist and support individuals or families dealing with infertility, anyone considering the choice of parenthood through adoption, adult adoptees seeking information supports including liaison with the Province of Manitoba Post-Adoption Registry, and birth parents seeking support before and after surrendering parental rights.

Steps to adoption at JCFS include:
  • Information and Referral – Couples or individuals considering adoption will be given an orientation where they will receive information about the adoption process, as well as different types of adoption options (e.g. domestic, private, international, etc.) and the available adoption resources.
  • Adoption Counselling – Anyone considering adoption may benefit from the counselling of an experienced adoption professional who will guide them towards reaching the decision best suited for them and their family.
  • Home Study – The Home Study, required for all adoptions, includes reference checks, assessment, personal and family history, recommendations and supporting documentation. The social worker conducts interviews with the clients in a sensitive and supportive manner.
  • Post-Placement Supports – Once the adopted child has joined the family, monthly home visits are made by the social worker to assess and facilitate the transition to family life. Following this period, a report consisting of recommendations is prepared for the court to finalize the adoption.
Other Adoption Services:
  • Specialized Groups for individuals to share and receive information about adoption
  • Resource Lists for community based services are available through our office
  • Books, articles and other media resources are available as helpful tools
Jewish Child and Family Service Can Help.
Call us today: (204) 477-7430.

NEW - Changes to Manitoba Legislation which will allow adult adoptees to request copies of their pre-adoption birth registrations. The changes, which will become law in June 2015, will also allow birth parents to request adopted child’s substituted registration of birth. Contact Randee Pollock, JCFS Adoption Services Worker Rpollock@jcfswinnipeg.org if you were adopted through JCFS or adopted a child through JCFS.
FACT SHEET: The Adoption Amendment and Vital Statistics Amendment Act (Opening Birth Records Related to Adoption)