to Adoptiveparents.ca ... 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
- 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. Adoptiveparents.ca 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."
Adoptiveparents.ca 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.