Step 10: After Legalization

Once your child’s adoption has been legalized, you will be his or her legal parent, solely responsible for your child’s well-being. Your child’s social worker will ensure that any adoption subsidy payments begin, and will provide you with information about post-adoption support services that are available in your community. Your family’s case will formally be closed. However, we strive to help families in any way possible, and we remain available to provide any support, guidance, and information whenever you wish. Families are encouraged to contact us at any time.