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About Us

Welcome to AdoptOntario.

AdoptOntario™ is a not-for-profit service operated by the Adoption Council of Ontario and financially supported by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

AdoptOntario™ is for families interested in adoption – whether approved for adoption, in the process of being assessed, or making initial inquiries about the process. We support the connection between families, and children waiting in Ontario’s foster care system for a permanent family, using technology, clinical support and cooperation with adoption workers in our province’s public and private adoption systems.

AdoptOntario connects families and waiting children in a number of ways including:

  • Families can register to view our online photolisting of waiting children;
  • Families can complete an online profile to provide adoption workers for waiting children with more information about their adoption interest; and
  • Families can learn about the specific special needs for care that a waiting child may have, and about resources a family may need or have access to in caring for a waiting child.

Thousands of children in Ontario live in foster care and are waiting for public adoption. Since 2006, AdoptOntario has helped with the connection of over 400 children to adoptive families. There is no cost for our services, and you do not have to be AdoptReady™ to start working with us. Of course, you will need to be AdoptReady™ before you can adopt.