The following is a list of agencies that
are licensed to facilitate private adoptions in Ontario. Depending
on their range of service, these agencies can arrange domestic
and/or international adoptions. Prior to registering, adoptive
parents should thoroughly research each agency and find out
about its payment schedule and other policies.
Adoption Agency and Counselling Service
*Agencies are listed in alphabetical order.
and Counselling Service (AACS) provides a variety of services
for birth parents and adoptive parents. AACS is licensed to
arrange domestic adoptions, conduct homestudies for applicants
and supervise adoptoin placements. The agency offers counselling
services for birth parents and adoptive parents before and after
placement. AACS is also licensed for international adoptions
for Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Jamaica, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,
Thailand, Trinidad, U.S.
Adoption Horizons, Inc.
Tel: (905) 475-3386
Fax: (905) 780 - 1964
70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit #0
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3B2
Founded in 1995, Adoption Horizaons is
licensed to facilitate adoptions from Russia and Kazakhstan.
As of March 2006, the agency has placed over 460 children from
Russia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine with Canadian Families.
Adoption Resource and Counselling
This private adoption agency,
run by Jennie Painter, facilitates open adoptions throughout
Ontario. Counselling is available for expectant parents considering
adoption and adoptive families can hire this agency to also
conduct homestudies. ARCS also provides educational workshops.
Adoptionworx Canada is located in Toronto
and has an exclusive license in Canada to arrange adoptions
of children born in Albania for Canadian families.
O'Toole, Executive Director
Tel: (416) 236-7337 Fax: (416) 233-2762
23 Prince George Dr.,
Toronto, ON M9A 1X9
Beginnings Family Services
Beginnings has been operating since 1985
and its main office is located in Hamilton, with pregnancy care
centres in Guelph, Cobourg and Woodstock. This agency's services
include: free pregnancy counselling, pre-natal and post-natal
support, foster care for up to one month, licensed private adoption
services (with a strong emphasis on open
adoption), post-abortion counselling and community referrals.
Beginnings completes all legal work for adoptions. Beginnings
also offers infertility counselling and embryo donation services.
Tel: (905) 528-6665
Fax: (905) 528-6589
Medical Arts Building
#308 - 1 Young Street
Hamilton, ON L8N 1T8
Tzivos Hashem Canada (formerly known
as Caring Homes for Orphan Children) is a full service adoption
agency licensed to arrange adoptions of Russian children for
Canadian families. Tzivos Hashem Canada has helped over 150
Russian orphans find homes with Canadian families in eight
provinces and has its stuff in several locations including
Toronto, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and many other
Children's Bridge is licensed to arrange domestic as well
as international adoptions. A full service agency, Children's
Bridge is licensed to arrange adoptions of children from China,
India, Kazakhstan, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam for
Children's Resource and Consultation
Centre of Ontario
This agency is licensed to arrange
domestic adoptions as well as international adoptions of children
from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Pakistan,
Philippines, Thailand, Trinidad, and the U.S.A.
T el: (416) 923-7771, 1-800-290-2931
Fax: (416) 923-1260
100 St. Clair Avenue West,
Toronto, Ont, M4V 1N3
Cornerstone is an adoption licensed
agency that arranges domestic adoptions and is licensed to
arrange adoptions of children in Guyana, India, Jamaica, Philippines,
Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and Trinidad.
Family Outreach International
Family Outreach International
is licensed to arrange adoptions of children from China for
Canadian families. The agency manages the entire process including
providing a Chinese-Canadian coordinator to escort parents
on their two-week trip.
Robert Stevens, President;
Yulin Deng, Program Director
T el: (613) 789-8677
T oll-free 866-789-8677
1301 - 131 Wurtenburg St.,
Ottawa, ON K1N 8L9
From the Heart Adoption Agency
From the Heart Adoption agency
is licensed to arrange adoptions of children from the Ukraine
for Canadian families. The staff are very experience in Ukraine
adoptions and are fluent in Ukrainian. The agency provides
guidance through the entire process, including orientation,
templates and post-adoption follow-up.
Tel: (416) 239-6335
35 Warrender Ave., #606,
Toronto, ON M9B 5Z5
Jewels for Jesus Adoption Agency
Jewels for Jesus is an adoption
agency that provides services to both birth parents and adoptive
parents. This agency is licensed to facilitate adptions in
Ontario and they are based on biblical principles.
Loving Heart International
Loving Heart is an adoption
agency that is licensed to arrange adoptions for children
from Bulgaria, Lithuania and Yugoslavia.
M.M. Kelly Counselling
and Adoption Agency
This private adoption agency is licensed to facilitate
adoptions in Ontario. For more information about their services,
see the contact information below.
Tel: (705) 722-4163
16 Cloverhill Crescent,
Cookstown, Ontario L0L 1L0
Open Arms to International
An adoption agency founded by adoptive parents and
is licensed to facilitate adoptiosn for children from China
for Canadian families. The agency holds regular information
sessions and pre- and post-adoption programs.
Deborah Maw, Executive Director
Tel: (416) 966-0294
Fax: (416) 966-0187
14 Roxborough Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1T8
Paul J. Conlin
Paul Conlin is a lawyer in Ottawa who is licensed to
facilitate adoptions finalized in Ontario. He is also licensed
to arrange adoptions for children from Algeria, India, Jamaica,
Lebanon, Philippines, South Korea, U.S.
Tel: (613) 737-4140
Fax: (613) 737-7903
1719 Bank Street, #305
Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z4
(Law Firm of Giesbrecht, Griffin and Funk)
Ted Giesbrecht is a lawyer in Kitchener who is licensed
to arrange private domestic adoptions in Ontario.
Tel: (519) 579-4300
Fax: (519) 579-8745
60 College St.,
Kitchener, ON N2H 5A1
World View Adoption
This adoption agency is licensed to facilitate adoptions
in Ontario as well as for families who are opening to adopt
a child from India.