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Welcome to this adoption website!   It provides information about the Ontario adoption process, events, available resources and community support services.  

About Mary:  I am a social worker who has been working as an Approved Adoption Practitioner with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services since 1997. As such, I have facilitated adoptions with almost 200 families in the Guelph, Wellington, Waterloo, and surrounding regions. I have assisted with private international and domestic adoptions, as well as public adoptions through various children’s aid societies. Over the years, I have seen the changing trends in adoption, including an emphasis on open domestic adoptions and a shift in the choices people make about international adoption...learn more about Mary or learn more about adoption
For more information or to set up an initial consultation appointment to discuss your adoption choices, contact Mary at 519-763-1520



* Check out the RESOURCES page for links to great adoption books, movies and information. 

Upcoming Events 2017
 P.R.I.D.E. Trainings

October 14, 15, Nov 4

9 am to 5 pm

Nov 5th 9 - 4 

220 Cambria St, Stratford

N5A 1J1

(material, drinks and snacks provided) ** priced plus HST

$700 pp, $1400 couple 

 Contact: Kenneth Plotnik

(519) 272-8856

October 21, 22

Nov 4, 5

9 am - 5 pm

Hamilton (west), Hwy 403 & Main St. W

(Visitor's Inn), 


$700 pp, $1300 couple

Dontact: Donna Durant

(705) 380-7676

  Adoption Resource Exchange (A.R.E.)
Dates for 2017  Location  Event

Saturday, October 14th

Toronto, Refreshments and location details provided upon registration

10 - 1:30

$65 pp, free parking

Education Seminar for Extended Family and Friends

Contact: Sofie Stergianis

(416) 483-0003


Dates - TBA Location                    Event                    





Other Events


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 For more P.R.I.D.E. trainings or events, go to: AdoptOntario caAlfaMovie is media library website where you can watch 2015 series directly. Save free new series with



           Are you thinking about adopting an Older Child?  

Watch this inspiring video made by Waterloo Family and Children's Services and read 



Consider supporting this charity that is making a difference for children in Africa 


Mothers with a Heart for Ethiopia was conceived by three adoptive mothers to assist women and children living in poverty. They sell Fair Trade necklaces made by women in Ethiopia. Visit the website to see their lovely necklaces and find out where you can get them.





 Adoptions Completed in Ontario: 

2016 Stats 

258 - Public Adoptions

 30 - Inter-Country


 32 - Private/Domestic




Top Inter-Country Adoptions 2015

India - 14

China - 17

Ethiopia - 8

South Africa - 8


1 in 6 - Number of couples who struggle with infertility


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