Between 200 and 300 Ontario adoptions have been put on hold as a result of drug testing from the discontinued program Motherisk. Because the program has been discredited, the adoptions must now be reviewed before they can proceed.
In some cases, the children have already been placed in their adoptive homes, but they must wait for the adoption to be finalized. In other cases, the children are still waiting to be placed with their adoptive families. It is unclear how long these families will have to wait to complete their adoptions.
Currently, an independent commission is reviewing cases in the hopes to help families finish their adoptions as quickly as possible.
- “Hundreds of adoption cases on hold as Motherisk probe continues“ – The Star Canada
- “Hundreds of Ontario adoptions on hold while commission reviews Motherisk cases“ – News 1130