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Low-Bidder Adoption

March 7, 2009 permalink

Ontario is advertising another adoption, this time a pair of brothers, one autistic. This looks like what we call a low-bidder adoption. The highly coveted cute babies are not hawked in public.



Today's Child

Brian and Jonathan

Six-year-old Brian and five-year-old Jonathan are close brothers and want to be adopted together.

Brian is quite a character! He loves to laugh and play and entertain others around him.

Brian loves his gymnastics class and attends twice per week. He enjoys being outside, jumping on the trampoline, and playing on the swing set and climbing equipment.

He is in grade one and currently receives the support of an educational assistant.

Brian is in good general physical health. When circumstances are beyond his control he can become aggressive towards others and towards his younger brother.

Jonathan is a loving and affectionate little boy.

He likes to play in the sandbox, ride his tricycle and watch Barney and Thomas the Train movies. He will get up and dance around with characters on the screen.

Jonathan has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and receives special support at school.

He is non-verbal but has made progress and recently learned a few words. He continues to use sign language in order to make his needs known.

Jonathan shows uncanny determination when he wants to accomplish something. This is a quality that will surely benefit him in the future.

The adoptive family for Brian and Jonathan should have realistic expectations of the boys, be nurturing and patient and be able to provide them with a consistent, structured, stable and loving home life.

If you think your family could be the right one for Brian and Jonathan, 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.

For more information about adoption, visit the website

This site is maintained by the Government of Ontario

Source: Ministry of Children and Youth Services (Ontario)