The CCAA has outlined the following guidelines:
1. The single applicant may adopt one Special Focus child at a time, with an interval of at least a year between adoptions.
2. Applicants must be between the ages of 30-50. If over 50, the age difference between the parent and the child being adopted must be no more than 45 years.
3. Applicants must be healthy and without criminal record.
4. Annual income must be $10,000 per family member, including the child to be adopted.
5. Net assets must be a minimum of $100,000.
6. Applicants must be experienced with child-raising or employed in a related field such as: teacher, doctor, counselor, etc. Experience with special needs children is important.
7. Applicants can have no more than two children under 18 currently in the home. The youngest child must be over the age of 6.
8. If the applicant has a stable relationship and lives with a male partner, the requirements of couple applicants shall be applied.
I'm guessing the assets of $100,000 or more and experience with sn kids will be a hard thing for many single women. You can get experience volunteering with sn kids. Maybe you can claim assets that belong to parents or family members? Anyway, for some people this will be great news.