Custom adoption is an extension of custom care, which provides temporary or alternate care for Aboriginal children whose parents are not able to care for them. Custom adoption enables Aboriginal families, organizations, and communities to use a culturally appropriate way of sharing in the permanency planning for Aboriginal children. Each case is designed to meet the unique cultural, spiritual, and linguistic needs of a child.
NIFCS has been an active participant in Custom Adoptions research and committed to learn more about how community-center custom adoption practices may benefit their member Nations as a viable alternative to foster care ongoing.
Learn more about Custom Adoption
First Peoples Child and Family Review
Special Issue on Custom Adoptions