Dear prospective adoptive parent(s),

You are about to embark on the Parent Resource for Information, Development and Education Training course - PRIDE!

This training program will give you an excellent beginning in understanding the skills, knowledge and commitments that foster care and adoption in Ontario requires. It is, though, just the beginning.

Over the next few sessions you will have an opportunity to learn a great deal about the needs of the most vulnerable children in our community, and the critical role you as parents, foster or adoptive, play in meeting those needs.

We hope that you will find your training sessions enjoyable, informative and enlightening, and that we can be helpful to you in making the important decisions ahead.

Welcome to the world of child welfare – and may you find it as rewarding and inspiring as we do.


Sal Garofalo & Joanne Girardin
Durham Adoption & Consultation Services.