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Welcome to ... an online community and resource centre for Canadians whose lives have, or will be, touched by adoption.

Are you hoping to adopt and not sure who to call or where to start? You're not alone! Most potential adoptive parents, when they first start the process, find themselves feeling overwhelmed and intimidated. When it comes to adoption, Canadians have many choices and issues to consider such as:

  • Do you want a public adoption or private?
  • Do you want to adopt internationally?
  • How do you feel about open adoption?
  • Do you to adopt a newborn, toddler or an older child?
  • Could you adopt a sibling group or a child with special needs?

In Canada, adoption is provincially mandated; meaning, each province and territory has its own set of rules and guidelines for all aspects of adoption. has been designed to provide province specific information outlining the processes, laws and guidelines, and the types of adoption available to each province or territory's residents. More general information about adoption can be found in "Adoption 101." was originally created to aid hopeful adoptive parents in Canada. But, whether you’re hoping to adopt, considering adoption for your child, or you want to learn more about adoption in Canada, this site offers a wealth of information as well as a message board to meet others and discuss adoption experiences.

Adopting is not an easy journey to parenthood, but it's a magnificent way to grow your family.

Canada Highlights Adoption Tax Credit Expansion
by Mike Godfrey,
Washington 29 July 2014

Canada's Minister of State for Finance has drawn attention to the recent expansion of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit. Speaking at an event in Calgary, Kevin Sorenson said: "Our Government believes children deserve the roots, guidance, and love that a family can provide. That's why the Harper Government is fully committed to supporting families, including those who bear the additional costs of adoption."

According to the Canadian Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey 2013 from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada, 21 per cent of Canadians are considering or have considered adopting a child, but, of those Canadians who have considered adopting a child, 75 per cent are concerned about being able to pay for the adoption.

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