Welcome!

You have come to the right place to learn about adoption in Ontario.

Adoption is about:

Finding families for a child or youth

Finding families for a child or youth

Every child or youth is unique and so is every adoption.

Building relationships

Building relationships

Opening your heart to a child or youth through adoption so they can have a safe, stable and permanent home.

Getting to know a child or youth

Getting to know a child or youth

Hearing and responding to their voices and needs. Their voices and needs might not always be the same as your hopes and ideas.

The Centralized Adoption Intake Service is

a central point of information and support to help you learn more about adoption and decide whether adoption is right for you. We have added several languages to the site. Tell us how we did through our contact form. Our aim is to help you understand more about adoption by:

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Providing you with information about adoption on this website.

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Answering any questions you might have. Contact us by email or telephone.

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Assisting you to prepare for your adoption application.

At the Adoption Council of Ontario,

we are professionals with specialized adoption education and training and are also adult adoptees, adoptive parents who are living the experience of adoption.

We are here to assist and support you as you begin your adoption journey.

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At the Adoption Council of Ontario,

we are professionals with specialized adoption education and training and are also adult adoptees, adoptive parents who are living the experience of adoption.

We are here to assist and support you as you begin your adoption journey.

Adoption Basics

Learn the facts and important information about adoption in Ontario

Types of Adoption

There are four ways to adopt in Ontario

Roadmap to Adoption

Learn about the steps involved in adoption

Interested in Adopting an Infant?

Watch a short video that outlines the modern trends of adopting an infant in Ontario

Galaxy of Adoption

The concept of the “Galaxy of Adoption” encompasses everyone who is part of the adoption journey. Adoption involves and impacts many more people than the child or youth and their adoptive parents.

Through the Child or Youth’s Eyes

Learn about who the children/youth looking for adoption are

Growing into your role as a parent

Learn about your role and what becoming an adoptive parent and family is like