The Sunrise staff will support you throughout your decision making process. You will have a chance to view the profile of every adoptive family registered with Sunrise. There are many families from every walk of life, with diverse interests, belief systems, and backgrounds. For example, you will be able to select a family that has prior children or no children, depending on what your wishes are. All of our families have been prescreened. They have been through an in depth homestudy process, during which they are interviewed by a social worker over a period of months and then they also must have criminal record checks, ministry prior contact checks and medical checks. You can select a family that shares your beliefs, goals, dreams, and hopes for your child.
If after considering your options, you believe adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, we will work with you to make an individualized plan.
Our birth-parent counsellor will work with you to develop a hospital-stay plan. This plan will detail your requests and wishes during your stay in hospital, and after the baby is born. A hospital stay-plan can be helpful in structuring what you are looking for in terms of time spent with the baby, and gives the adopting parents, agency counsellor, and hospital staff, the ability to know and respect your wishes. The stay-plan can be fluid and you can change your mind at any time during your adoption process. If you decide to make an adoption plan, we will help you find the right family for you and your baby.
Selecting a Family
To view the profiles of some families that are currently waiting to adopt a child, click on View Profiles. Additional families’ profiles are available through our office.