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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 2016
 P.R.I.D.E. Trainings

October 22, 29, 2016

November 5,12, 2016

9 am to 5 pm

Hamilton (west) - Hwy 403

 & Main St W.

$750 pp, $1400 couple

Contact: Donna Durant

Tel: 705-380-7676

November 5,6,19,20, 2016

9 am - 5 pm

Victoria Park East Golf Club

1096 Victoria Rd S.

$700 pp / $1400 Couple

MC/Visa accepted

Contact: Tonya Noble

Tel: 519-577-1587 

  Adoption Resource Exchange (A.R.E.)
Dates for 2016   Location  Event

November 19, 2016

9 am to 3 pm

International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre - Plaza Room

655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON

Register online,at ARE Website,  closes @ 12pm Thursday, November 17th or Register in person on-site, opens @ 8:30 am day of conference



Adoption Resource Exchange Conference

For more info, Contact: or 

Ph: 416-327-0431



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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 these charities that are making a difference for children in Africa 

Chance for Change was started by an adoptive mom. This charity is dedicated to helping children in Ethiopia to reach their potential. Purchase beautiful Fair Trade scarves, backpacks and jewelry to help raise money for various projects. Find them on Facebook for their latest event.

Simple was begun by two adoptive parents. It supports projects in Zambia, Ghana and Ethiopia that provide food, shelter and education. They are currently working with a charity providing education to children in Ghana and have just launched a new feeding and development program in Zambia.

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.





In 2009, the Ontario Expert Panel on Infertility and Adoption listed the following adoption statistics in their report: 

1600 - Approximate number of Ontario children adopted each year through public, private domestic and international adoption

2500 - Approximate number of children available for adoption in Ontario  through child welfare agencies in any given year

822 - Number of Ontario Crown Wards adopted in 2007 - 2008

1 in 6 - Number of couples who struggle with infertility

Executive Summary of Report

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