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Child For Sale

February 18, 2009 permalink

From the Child and Family Services Act, section 45(8)

Prohibition: identifying child

(8) No person shall publish or make public information that has the effect of identifying a child who is a witness at or a participant in a hearing or the subject of a proceeding, or the child’s parent or foster parent or a member of the child’s family.

This provision, used routinely to bully newspapers and even bloggers into suppressing foster care stories, is violated with impunity by members of the government and children's aid societies. Today's example is by Deb Matthews, minister of children and youth services. She is hawking a child available for adoption with an identifying photograph, exposing him to ridicule by his classmates for a wearing a virtual for sale sign. Warning! Expanding the block below will place you in possession of contraband identification of a child!



Today's Child


Justin is a 10-year-old boy with a mischievous smile and expressive features. He communicates easily with adults and enjoys engaging in conversation.

Justin would like to share that he can do flips as well as break dance! He enjoys athletics and participates in a wide variety of sports including skateboarding, cycling, soccer, baseball and is a member of the school chess club. He has expressed an interest in playing ice hockey in the future.

He is currently in Grade 5 and attends a classroom where he receives behavioural support. He is doing well with this support and is integrated into a regular classroom on a part-time basis.

Justin has been diagnosed with ADHD and is taking medication. He is having difficulty sleeping. Justin will need a highly structured home with regular daily routines and a predictable environment. Justin has issues trusting adults and he will need a family that will understand that it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home.

A family with no other children in the home and the ability to work closely with various supportive professionals in the community would be best for Justin. A single-parent with very strong daily supports would be considered.

If you think your family could be the right one for Justin, please call the Adoption Council of Ontario at the toll free number 1-877-236-7820 or 416-482-0021. Leave your name and telephone number and be sure to identify the child you are calling about. Information is also available from the Adoption Council of Ontario via e-mail at or from AdoptOntario at

AdoptOntario is a partnership between Children’s Aid Societies, the Adoption Council of Ontario, private adoption professionals and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to recruit adoption homes for children.

This site is maintained by the Government of Ontario

Source: Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

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