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Private Adoption Agencies

The following is a list of agencies that are licensed to facilitate private adoptions in Ontario. Depending on their range of service, these agencies can arrange domestic and/or international adoptions. Prior to registering, adoptive parents should thoroughly research each agency and find out about its payment schedule and other policies.

*Agencies are listed in alphabetical order.

Adoption Agency and Counselling Service
Adoption Agency and Counselling Service (AACS) provides a variety of services for birth parents and adoptive parents. AACS is licensed to arrange domestic adoptions, conduct homestudies for applicants and supervise adoptoin placements. The agency offers counselling services for birth parents and adoptive parents before and after placement.

Contact: Tina McCann
Tel: (905) 475-3386
Fax: (905) 780 – 1964
E-mail: tinamccann@sympatico.ca

70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit #0
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3B2

Adoption Horizons, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Adoption Horizons is licensed to facilitate adoptions from Russia and Kazakhstan. As of June 2014, Adoption Horizons has facilitated the placement of close to 800 children from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Belarus with Canadian families. The agency is currently offering consulting services for families interested in pursuing international adoption.

Contact: Irina Zaretsky, Director
Tel: (416) 512-7591
E-mail: adoptionhorizons@sympatico.ca

7 Sunforest Court
Toronto, ON M2R 3W3

Adoption Resource and Counselling Services
This private adoption agency, run by Jennie Painter, facilitates open adoptions throughout Ontario. Counselling is available for expectant parents considering adoption and adoptive families can hire this agency to also conduct homestudies. ARCS also provides educational workshops.

Contact: Jennie Painter
Tel: (613) 542-0275
E-mail: jennie@openadoption.ca

162 Phillips Street,
Kingston, ON K7M 2Z8

Adoptionworx Canada
Adoptionworx Canada is located in Toronto and has an exclusive license in Canada to arrange adoptions of children born in Albania for Canadian families.

Contact: Victoria O’Toole, Executive Director
Tel: (416) 236-7337
Fax: (416) 233-2762
E-mail: adoptionworx@rogers.com

23 Prince George Dr.,
Toronto, ON M9A 1X9

Beginnings Family Services
Beginnings has been operating since 1985 and its main office is located in Hamilton, with pregnancy care centres in Guelph, Cobourg and Woodstock. This agency’s services include: free pregnancy counselling, pre-natal and post-natal support, foster care for up to one month, licensed private adoption services (with a strong emphasis on open adoption), post-abortion counselling and community referrals. Beginnings completes all legal work for adoptions. Beginnings also offers infertility counselling and embryo donation services.

Contact: Kerry VanderGrift
Tel: (905) 528-6665
Fax: (905) 528-6589
E-mail: info@beginnings.ca
Web: Beginnings

Medical Arts Building
#308 – 1 Young Street
Hamilton, ON L8N 1T8

Tzivos Hashem Canada
Tzivos Hashem Canada (formerly known as Caring Homes for Orphan Children) is a full service adoption agency licensed to arrange adoptions of Russian children for Canadian families. Tzivos Hashem Canada has helped over 150 Russian orphans find homes with Canadian families in eight provinces and has its stuff in several locations including Toronto, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and many other regions.

Contact: Arnie
Gotfryd, Executive Director
Tel: (416) 630-2472
E-mail: info@chocadoption.com
Web: www.chocadoption.com

3727 Chesswood Dr.,
Toronto, ON M3J 2P6

Children’s Bridge
Children’s Bridge is licensed to arrange domestic as well as international adoptions. A full service agency, Children’s Bridge is licensed to arrange adoptions of children from China, India, Kazakhstan, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam for Canadian families.

Cathy Murphy, Executive Director
Tel: (613) 226-2112
Fax: (613) 226-8843
E-mail: info@childrensbridge.com
Web: www.childrensbridge.com

#221, 1400 Clyde Ave.,
Ottawa, ON K2G 3J2

Children’s Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario
This agency is licensed to arrange domestic adoptions as well as international adoptions of children from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Trinidad, and the U.S.A.

Michael Blugerman
Tel: (416) 923-7771, 1-800-290-2931
Fax: (416) 923-1260
E-mail: mjblug@total.net

100 St. Clair Avenue West,
Toronto, Ont, M4V 1N3

Cornerstone Adoption Agency
Cornerstone is an adoption licensed agency that arranges domestic adoptions and is licensed to arrange adoptions of children in Guyana, India, Jamaica, Philippines,
Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and Trinidad.

Christina R. McKenzie
Tel: (416) 283-7239
Fax: (416) 283-8034
E-mail: info@cornerstoneadoption.ca
Web: www.cornerstoneadoption.ca

360 Bayly Street West, Suite # 201,
Ajax, Ontario L1S 1P1

Family Outreach International
Family Outreach International is licensed to arrange adoptions of children from China for Canadian families. The agency manages the entire process including providing a Chinese-Canadian coordinator to escort parents on their two-week trip.

Robert Stevens, President;
Yulin Deng, Program Director
Tel: (613) 789-8677
Toll-free 866-789-8677
E-mail: foi@canada.com
Web: www.familyoutreach.com

1301 – 131 Wurtenburg St.,
Ottawa, ON K1N 8L9

Loving Heart International Adoption Agency
Adoption Agency
Loving Heart is an adoption agency that is licensed to arrange adoptions for children from Bulgaria, Lithuania and Yugoslavia.

Attention: Elena Georgiev (Director)
Phone: (416) 223-4997
Fax: (416) 250-8977
Email: loving-heart-adopt@rogers.com

406 – 75 Wynford Heights Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 3H9

JFJ Hope Centre
JFJ Hope Centre Adoption Services provides professional adoption services in a caring Christian environment. We have been involved in adoption since 1958 and became licensed as a private adoption agency by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services in March 1986.

Margo Semple, Executive Director
Tel: 905 821-7494
E-mail: helpline@JFJHopeCentre.ca
Web: http://www.JFJHopeCentre.ca

6655 Kitimat Road, #5,
Mississauga, ON L5N 6J4

Open Arms to International Adoption
An adoption agency founded by adoptive parents and is licensed to facilitate adoptiosn for children from China
for Canadian families. The agency holds regular information sessions and pre- and post-adoption programs.

Deborah Maw, Executive Director
Tel: (416) 966-0294
Fax: (416) 966-0187
E-mail: info@open-arms.com
Web: www.open-arms.com

14 Roxborough Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1T8

Paul J. Conlin
Paul Conlin is a lawyer in Ottawa who is licensed to facilitate adoptions finalized in Ontario. Paul has terms for international adoption from Algeria and Lebanon. Please note that you must be a national to be able to adopt a child from either Algeria or Lebanon. Paul also has terms on his license to complete domestic adoptions of children born outside the province of Ontario. At present, his terms include Nunavut, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Manitoba.

Paul Conlin
Tel: (613) 737-4140
Fax: (613) 737-7903
E-mail: pconlin@conlinlaw.com

1719 Bank Street, #305
Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z4

Ted Giesbrecht (Law Firm of Giesbrecht, Griffin and Funk)
Ted Giesbrecht is a lawyer in Kitchener who is licensed to arrange private domestic adoptions in Ontario.

Ted Giesbrecht
Tel: (519) 579-4300
Fax: (519) 579-8745
E-mail: tgiesbrecht@ggf-lawyers.com

60 College St.,
Kitchener, ON N2H 5A1

World View Adoption Agency
World View Adoption Association (WVAA) is a non-profit organization licensed by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services, Province of Ontario, Canada, for international adoption. We have been helping Canadian families adopt relative and non-relative children internationally since 2001. Since 2011, we are also licensed domestically (for adoptions within Canada).

WVAA is uniquely qualified to provide the full range of services in-house including adoption facilitation, legal document preparation, representation in Ontario courts, and the immigration process for all international adoptions.

World View also assists residents of many other Canadian provinces.

Mr. Parmjit S. Mangat
Tel: (416) 743-9324
Fax: (416) 745-9778
E-mail: adoption@wcic.ca
Web: http://worldviewadoption.com

130 Westmore Dr., #5
Toronto, ON M9V 5E2


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