Children’s Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario has been operating since its inception in 1980. The agency is licensed by the Ontario government (Ministry of Child and Family Services)
to facilitate adoptions which are finalized in Ontario under the Child and Family Services Act.
For the most part our involvement in Ontario adoptions has focused on children born in Ontario and placed in Ontario. From early on in our history we have worked with families bringing children into Ontario for the purpose of adoption, from other jurisdictions (provinces and countries) where the finalization of the adoption would occur in Ontario. These cases, some involving relatives and some not, were conducted under the Child and Family Services Act.
A few years after the implementation of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention, by means of Ontario’s Intercountry Adoption Act, this agency asked for, and received a license under that Act to work with the United States of America.
CRCC has worked with other countries in addition to the USA. In these instances, we work under a one-time license for that particular case and country.