CFIR’s Adoption Assessment Service offers comprehensive psychological assessments for individuals and couples who are considering adopting a child. Our clinical psychologists are highly trained and have conducted numerous adoption assessments of caregivers and families wanting to adopt children domestically or internationally (e.g., South Korea, Philippines, Columbia).
We provide comprehensive psychological assessments for all types of adoption, including:
Do any of these items apply to you?
IF YOU SAID YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE you might consider meeting with one of the highly trained mental health professionals in CFIR’s Adoption Assessment Service. Our mental health professionals can provide you with a comprehensive assessment and then support you to get the help you need.
You can refer yourself to the Adoption Assessment Service and contact us for a free informational consultation.
We also accept referrals directly from adoption agencies, adoption practitioners, caseworkers (e.g., Children’s Aid Society), medical doctors or other healthcare practitioners, and lawyers.
Typically, we will speak with you during a preliminary consultation to understand your adoption-related needs. Following the consultation, we will arrange sessions for clinical interviewing and the administration of evidence-based, internationally-recognized psychological questionnaires as needed. Following this process, your clinical psychologist will integrate the results from the clinical interviews and questionnaires, and may contact you to clarify assessment results. You will be provided feedback on the results of the assessment, and all your questions about the results will be addressed. We will liaise with all relevant professionals (e.g., adoption agency, adoption practitioner, case worker) to assure the most efficient assessment possible. Recommendations are provided regarding your adoption application process.
The entire assessment process, which includes an initial consultation, clinical interview and administration of scientific, evidence-based questionnaires, assessment feedback, and a report with recommendations will take approximately three to six weeks to complete. Please consult with one of our clinical psychologists to determine the length of time to complete your particular assessment.
Upon assessment and feedback, our clinical psychologists will provide you with recommendations about adoption (i.e., your adoption practitioner, adoption agency, case worker) as specified by you.
Our registered psychologists are proudly affiliated as clinical supervisors with the following universities:
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO