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Terms of Use and Disclaimer: Adoptiveparents.ca was created with the purpose of providing information for prospective adoptive parents and the community about adoption in Canada. Adoptiveparents.ca is not an adoption agency or facilitator. It does not arrange adoptions or get involved in the matching of children with adoptive families. Adoptiveparents.ca provides information as a community service and does not endorse any specific professionals or agencies that are listed within this web site. Adoptiveparents.ca disclaims all liability in respect of any agency or professional mentioned on or linked to or from adoptiveparents.ca.

Family Profiles: All prospective adoptive parents in the “Family Profiles” section represent and warrant to adoptiveparents.ca that their use of or participation in this registry does not violate any applicable law and that they have satisfied all pre-adoption certification requirements in their province or territory of residence, which includes having a valid home study. Prospective adoptive parents should consult with their adoption agency, social worker or licensee before joining “Parent Profiles” at adoptiveparents.ca and to follow up with them on any leads generated from this web site.

The contents of the “Dear Expectant Parent” letters posted on adoptiveparents.ca are the sole responsibility of the individuals who submit them. Adoptiveparents.ca disclaims any liability for the accuracy of any information contained in the “Dear Expectant Parent” letters or for any information that is subsequently offered by any of the prospective adoptive parents. Adoptiveparents.ca does not guarantee that prospective adoptive parents represented in the “Parent Profiles” section will make suitable parents and disclaims any liability resulting from a birth parent selecting adoptive parents from “Family Profiles.” It is highly recommended that birth parents contact several prospective families and to consult with an adoption professional before making a final decision.

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Adoptiveparents.ca makes no warranty that this web site will meet your requirements, or that adoptiveparents.ca will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free. Adoptiveparents.ca does not make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of adoptiveparents.ca. Adoptiveparents.ca will not be liable for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or not, which may result from the unavailability or malfunction of adoptiveparents.ca.

You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of adoptiveparents.ca is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

You understand and agree that adoptiveparents.ca doesn’t guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in or provided in connection with adoptiveparents.ca Adoptiveparents.ca is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. The information is provided with the understanding that adoptiveparents.ca is not engaged in rendering legal, medical, counseling or other professional services or advice. Adoptiveparents.ca encourages you to seek appropriate professional advice or care for any situation or problem which you may have.

Adoptiveparents.ca shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced in this service area. Your participation in adoptiveparents.ca is solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from adoptiveparents.ca or through adoptiveparents.ca shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold each of Adoptiveparents.ca and its employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of Adoptiveparents.ca, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you, or any other subscriber of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Applicable and Governing Law: The laws of the Province of Ontario, without regard to rules relating to conflict of laws, will apply to all matters relating to your use of adoptiveparents.ca or related services. You also hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of the Province of Ontario, in the Judicial District of Halton, with respect to such matters. Users of adoptiveparents.ca acknowledge that they are responsible for complying with all laws applicable within their jurisdiction. This web site is not intended to be accessed in any jurisdiction where the information or services provided herein are prohibited. By accepting the terms and conditions of this web site a visitor attests that the information and services provided on this web site are not prohibited in their jurisdiction.

Posted Content: Any user of adoptiveparents.ca that posts information, photographs or other content on this web site or provides information, photographs or other content to adoptiveparents.ca for the purpose of it being posted on the web site, represents and warrants to adoptiveparents.ca that (i) the posting on the site of the information, photographs or other content (“Posted Content”), does not violate any applicable law, (ii) Posted Content does not violate any intellectual property or similar right of any third party, (iii) Adoptiveparents.ca will not require any third party permissions or consents with respect to the posting on the site or other permitted use of the Posted Content, and (iv) in respect of any prospective adoptive parent, he/she has satisfied all of the pre-adoption requirements of his/her jurisdiction of residence. Adoptiveparents.ca reserves the right to remove any Posted Content at any time in its sole discretion. Without limiting the foregoing, adoptiveparents.ca will have the right to remove any “Dear Expectant Parent” letter where it has any reason to believe that the registrants supplied false or misleading information.

Usage of Message Forums: The views and opinions posted on adoptiveparents.ca’s message forum are those of the participating users. To participate in adoptiveparents.ca’s message forum, users must agree to follow and respect the following guidelines:

  • No personal attacks. Personal attacks of any kind, private or public, will not be tolerated. Adoptiveparents.ca’s goal is to provide its user with a positive and supportive community.
  • Disagreements are permitted but flaming, name calling or veiled attacks will not be allowed. If there are any posts that users find offensive, adoptiveparents.ca will investigate and take proper action (removal or edit of such messages).
  • No profanity. Vulgarities, name-calling and/or character assassinations are strictly prohibited on adoptiveparents.ca.
  • No solicitation of parents. Adoptiveparents.ca’s message board is not the place for adoptive parents and adoption professionals to solicit expectant parents. It is not appropriate for adoption professionals or hopeful parents to post “I can help” messages or Internet addresses for potential birth parents to visit or to send this type of e-mail or private message to potential birth parents.

Links to Third Party Content: Adoptiveparents.ca contains links to third-party web sites that are owned and operated by separate entities. Adoptiveparents.ca is not responsible for the contents of any linked site and is not liable for any damages that result from following any of the links provided at adoptiveparents.ca.

Modifications to Terms of Services: Adoptiveparents.ca may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you log on to Adoptiveparents.ca, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes.

Termination: Adoptiveparents.ca reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the web site, or any service provided thereon or these terms of use at any time without notice and without liability to you or any third party.

Privacy Policy: Your privacy is important to adoptiveparents.ca and we will not share your e-mail address and any personally identifiable information about you without your consent. Adoptiveparents.ca does, however, reserve the right to fully cooperate with local, provincial and federal officials in any investigation relating to any content provided by you (including personal or private electronic communication transmitted on or through adoptiveparents.ca) or possibly unlawful activities that may involve your participation. Further, adoptiveparents.ca may publish on adopitveparents.ca information and photographs provided by you to Adoptiveparents.ca in connection with you being listed in the “Parent Profiles” section on this web site.


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