Here Are Some Helpful Resources.
Below are listed a number of adoption-related websites that may be helpful to birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and all people touched by adoption. Links are within each tab after the description.
Provides a listing of all CAS’s in Ontario and much more.
Ontario’s Association for kin, customary care, and adoptive parents and caregivers, is a community of people with lived experience that strengthens and empowers parents and caregivers to achieve permanency for children so that they reach their full potential.
The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.
Canada’s national non-profit, charitable organization serving adopted persons, adoptive families, and birth families. Facilitates programs that promote the placement of waiting children and youth in permanent, safe, loving and culturally competent families. Provides info on programs and services across Canada.
Adoption questions and answers community.
The vision of Adoption Learning Partners (ALP) is to make a positive measurable impact on adoption outcomes. We offer meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.
A site where prospective adoptive families and birth families can connect.
A resource for adoptive and foster families that builds upon the principles of the book “The Connected Child” by Dr. Karyn Purvis.
The national leader in mental health services for the foster care and adoption community.
The Adoption Council of Ontario provides specialized training and education for all those touched by adoption and permanency journeys, and the professionals who support them. There is a framework for understanding adoption and permanency journeys and all those living these journeys can benefit from this knowledge.
A How-to-Adopt and Adoption Parenting network.
Connections is about having adoptees feel understood and supported, as well as having adoptee voices heard to share our unique adoption stories.
Support and guidance on child development, individual and family mental health, and creating personal and family wellness.
Many useful links for adoption resources and Adoption Helper magazine.
The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit created to find permanent families for children and youth living in foster care and group care.
Canada’s Waiting Children and Youth Program (CWCY) is Canada’s only national photo listing website, managed by the Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada, that assists in matching children and youth in the child welfare system, with permanent families.
Adoption services and education, PRIDE training and seminars.
Learn about adoption, how to adopt a child, and get services and support to help you and the child you are adopting throughout the adoption process.
Pact provides lifelong education, support, and community to adoptees of colour and the people who love them.
An article about transracial adoption and how to help empower adopted children of colour in the face of racism and discrimination.
The Children’s Bridge is a non-profit, licensed, federally incorporated adoption agency based in Ottawa, Ontario that facilitates international adoptions.
Your guide to the issues and answers surrounding international and domestic adoption. Written by adoptive parents, adoptees and professionals in the fields of medicine, law, education, social work, child development and international and domestic adoption.
Single Parent Adoption
Parents Without Partners (PWP) is a single parent support group and educational organization for all single parents and their children.
Same-Sex Couple Adoption
Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.
A national organization expressly dedicated to supporting people with one or more LGBTQ+ caregivers, uniting them with a network of peers and supporting them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in their communities.
The official website for Abigail Garner’s non-fiction book about LGBT families. Their mission is to decrease isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), and bring voice to their experiences.
Special Needs Adoption
This resource has been created for families considering the adoption of a child with a medical or developmental condition.
A national alliance of attorneys for special needs planning.
For any other questions or topics not covered within this list of resources, please contact us. We’d be more than happy to discuss it with you or point you in the right direction.