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Adoption Resources in Canada

Learn about the pre and post-adoption resources available across Canada.

National Resources

The CYPCC is a national charitable organization serving adopted persons, adoptive families, and birth families, focused on the need to raise awareness about the approximately 30,000 children and youth in the child welfare system across Canada who need permanent families. 














Canada Adopts​

Private domestic adoption. Canada Adopts makes it easy for expectant parents who are considering adoption to connect with hopeful adoptive parents. 

Click any point on the map above for more information about specific sites in your area.

Canada's Waiting Children and Youth Website

Facilitated by the Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada

Provides a listing of children and youth across Canada who are waiting for permanent families. 

Child Welfare League of Canada 

Promoting the protection and well-being of vulnerable children, youth and their families. 

Central Adoption Authorities in Canada - Provincial and Territorial

Government of Canada, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 

Intercountry Adoption Services 

Operational Management and Coordination

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

Executive Director: Mary Boo
NACAC promotes families for all children and youth in foster care through advocacy, adoption support, leadership development and education.

Provincial and Territorial Child Protection Legislation and Policy

This report can be used as a reference tool to provide context for researchers and policy-makers who are interpreting child protection data.

USA Resources

Herman Law - Foster care related

Representing victims of childhood sexual abuse from all across the country.

How to assist children who have been sexually abused in the foster care and helpful information for victims, including what to know and where to get legal help:

Adoption Related Resources



FASD Resource Information

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a term used to describe what occurs to a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. The effects of FASD can include physical, mental, behavioral, and learning disabilities. 


LGBTQ2s+ Adoption

Resource information to help support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and two-spirited (potential) adoptive parent(s). 


developmental Trauma and Attachment

Developmental trauma can occur as a result of abuse, neglect, abandonment, and traumatic experiences during a child's life. It can affect all areas of a child or youth's development. Attachment to a significant caregiver can be affected as a result of developmental trauma. 


International Adoption Clinics

Medical clinics across Canada who have expertise with children adopted internationally. 

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