$ 150.00 – 195.00.   See individual practitioner page for details.

No HST on Counselling provided by a Registered Social Worker.

In Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has determined that Counselling  fees charged by a Registered Social Worker are HST exempt.

Additionally, any fees paid that are not reimbursed by a benefit plan may be claimed as a medical expense on your CRA return.

Most Employment Benefit packages include services from a Registered Social Worker. Please  check your Employee Benefit Plan.  If you are retired, your former benefit plan may still provide coverage.

Adoption Services

Introductory Session (15 to 20 min) upon initial inquiry – NO FEE

This is an opportunity to learn about our services and ask questions.

Adoption Consultation: $250 + HST

Adoption Homestudy

Couple:          $4000.00 + HST

Single:            $3500.00 + HST

Adoption Homestudy Update: Range is approximately $1000.00 to $2000.00

NOTE:  Homestudy Updates are required as follows:

  • When your homestudy report is 2 years old
  • If there is a change of applicant circumstances (move, job, illness, marital status)
  • For a change of recommendation – e.g. change to older child, or from single child to siblings, etc
  • For a change in the type of adoption (e.g. private to international, international to domestic, private to public, or vice versa)

Birth Parent Counselling – $150 to $195/hr

Child Proposal & Presentation – $150/hr + HST

Post Placement Supervision & Report – $1500 + HST

International Post Adoption Visits & Report – $150/hr

Post Adoption Counselling – $150 to $195/hr

Adoption Reunion Counselling – $150 to $195/hr

Travel time – $50/hr

Mileage – CRA rate for 2023 is $0.68 per kilometre

Claiming Adoption Expenses:

  • Adoption Expense Tax Credit:   You can claim certain adoption expenses on your income tax when an adoption order is issued.  The maximum claim per child stands at $17,131.00.  For details on eligible expenses and how to file, visit
  • Your benefits plan may help to cover our fees as Registered Social Workers.  Check your Employee Benefit Program.

Our Services

Many employment benefit packages include services from a Registered Social Worker. Check your benefit package.

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