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The Internet is a valuable resource for accessing adoption related information that is made available by public and private agencies and associations.

All government Web sites in Canada can be found at http://gov.pc.ca where pc is the two- letter code for the province or territory (i.e., bc, ab, sk, mb, on, qc, nb, ns, pe, nf, nt, yt).

  To arrange for a homestudy, contact an agency in your province/territory from the list of Government and Private Agencies. You may have to contact the provincial adoption coordinator if no agencies are listed near you.  

To find an adoptive parent support group in your area, please click one of the links below to view adoptive parent support groups by province. There are also some national organizations which may be of interest.

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia

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Adoption Council of Canada
Ottawa, ON
T: 613-235-0344, 1-888-54-ADOPT
F: 819-682-4055
E-mail: info@adoption.ca
Web site: www.adoption.ca

Adoption Helper, National Adoption Magazine
Robin Hilborn, Editor
Box 1353, Southampton, Ont. N0H 2L0
E-mail: helper@familyhelper.net
Web site: www.familyhelper.net

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Adoption Association of Olds and Area
Didsbury - Iain and Susan Paton,
T: 403-335-8540

Adoption Options Parent Support Groups
Calgary - 403-270-8228
Edmonton - 780-433-5656

Afro-Canadian Adoption Support
Calgary - Esther Cross
T: 403-337-3471

Battle River Adoption Group Society (BRAGS)
Lougheed - Darlene Albretch
T: 403-888-2124

Cold Lake Support Group Buddy System
Mike and Sandy Overs
T: 780-826-4202

Cross Cultural Families of Native Children
Edmonton - Andrea Wilson
T: 780-490-0405

Edmonton Adopting Beyond Infancy Association
Edmonton - Dana Black & Pat Moman
T: 780-457-9981/780-479-5268

Edmonton & District Family Support Association
Edmonton - Trish Brady
T: 780-496-9890

Edson Area Adoption Contact
Edson - Sharon Broughton
T: 403-723-4517

Families for Alberta Children's Today (FACT)
Elk Point - Darlene Kozicky
T: 403-724-2216/1-888-310-3228

Fetal Alcohol Support Group
Medicine Hat
Alice McNeil - 403-528-5632
Sandy Stevens - 403-527-8881

Fort McMurray Adoption Support
Glenn & Louise Doonanco

Grizzly Trail Adoptive Families Association
Barrhead - Aurelia Spronk
T: 780-674-2971

Infertility Connection
Edmonton - Irene Ryll
T: 780-481-6618

International Adoption Family Association (IAFA)
Edmonton - Dianne Johnston
T: 780-452-7624
Calgary - 403-270-2474

Lethbridge & Area Adoptive Parent Support Group
Lethbridge - Maureen Horon
T: 403-320-1234

Non-Native Parents with Native Children
Lorraine Grossberndt, Calgary resource person
T: 403-850-5671

Older Child & Special Needs Parent Support
Lethbridge -Anne Fletcher
T: 403-328-7120

Private Adoption Society of Alberta
Edmonton - Valerie Nelson
T: 780-441-3970vnelson113@aol.com

Smoky River Adoption Network
Smoky River - Raoul Johnson
T: 780-837-8269

Uniquely ADD/ADHD

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Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia
Karen Madeiros
#200-7342 Winston St.,
Burnaby BC
V5A 2H1
T: 604-320-7330
F: 604-320-7350
E-mail: info@bcadoption.com
Web site: www.bcadoption.com

BC's Waiting Children
T: 1-877-ADOPT-07 (1-877-236-7807)

Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP)
Brad Watson
Vancouver, BC
T: 604-687-3114/1-800-663-SNAP (in BC)
F: 604-687-3364
E-mail: snap@snap.bc.ca

Sunrise Family Services Society
Contact: Doug Chalke
Suite 102-171 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC  V7M 3J9
T: 604-984-2488
F: 604-984-2498
Email: info@sunriseadoption.com
Web: www.sunriseadoption.com

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Please see national organizations.

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International Adoptive Families of New Brunswick
Kay Giggie
Beresford, NB
T: 506-542-2979
E-mail: pgiggie@nbnet.nb.ca

Moncton Adoptive Parents Association
Sandra Perkison
Moncton, NB
T: 506-387-7379/506-858-5718
E-mail: perkison@nbnet.nb.ca

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Newfoundland and Labrador Families Adopting Multiculturally (NLFAM)

Lynn Haire
27 Parliament St.
St. John's NL
A1A 2Y9
T: 709-579-2272

Yahoo group:
NL_INTERNATIONAL_ADOPTION to join our group you will need to go to http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/  and search for NL_INTERNATIONAL_ADOPTION, click on join this group.

Click here for more details.

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Adoptive Parents Association of Nova Scotia (APANS)
Shannon MacLean
Box 2511, Station M
Halifax, NS
B3J 3N5
T: 902-422-2087

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Adoption Council of Ontario
Toronto, ON
T: 416-482-0021
F: 416-482-1586
E-mail: info@adoption.on.ca

Families with Children from South Africa
www.familiesfromsa.com. info@familiesfromsa.com

Central Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Northern Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Central Ontario

Single Parent Adoption (SPA)
Heather Keillor
Schomberg, ON
T: 905-939-8441


Eastern Ontario

Adoptive Parent Support Group
Fran Raven
Kingston, ON
T: 613-549-4926
F: 613-548-7056

Open Door Society
Open Door Society
V.P. Ray Luoma
Box 9141, Station T
Ottawa, ON
K1G 3T8
T: 613-860-1749


Northern Ontario

International Adoption Group
Joan Martin
Thunder Bay, ON
T: 807-343-9071

International Adoptive Families of Ontario (IAFO)
Irene Lawrenson
T: 705-737-1341

Sudbury Adoption Support Group
Marion Elrick
Sudbury, ON
P3E 4S7
T: 705-673-2423
E-mail: brewmar@isys.ca


Southwestern Ontario

Adoption Resource Group of Windsor & Essex County
Deborah Deane Little
Windsor, ON
T: 519-974-9016

Children's Bridge London Group
Contact the Children's Bridge for more information: (613) 226-2112

Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County
Carol Glass
Guelph, ON
T: 519-824-2410 x 285

Rainbow Playgroup-China
Deborah Wood
Kitchener, ON
T: 519-745-6344
E-mail: drwood1@home.com



Attention Deficit Disorder Foundation (ADD)
Toronto, ON
T: 416-813-6858

Adoption Resource Centre (Adoption Council of Ontario)
Toronto, ON
T: 416-482-0021
F: 416-482-1586
E-mail: info@adoption.on.ca
Web site: www.adoption.on.ca

Children's Bridge York Region Support Group
Rose Hickey
T: 905-853-3610

Families of Adopted Children from Eastern Europe (FACE)
Lisa Nerman & Louise LaRocca
Toronto, ON
T: 416-398-9010 (Lisa)
T: 416-484-4588 (Louise)

Families in Adoption
Pat Fenton
Toronto, ON
T: 416-487-3166
F: 416-484-7454
E-mail: pfenton@netcom.ca

Families with Children from China (FCC)
Michael Zessner
Toronto, ON
T: 416-966-2856
E-mail: dmz@tvo.org

Group for Adopted Teens
Central Ontario Youth Services/Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

Toronto, ON
T: 416-924-2100 x 245
F: 416-395-1527

Guatemala Adoptive Parents (GAP)
Peter Fokes
Toronto, ON
T: 416-503-9653
E-mail: pfokes@sympatico.ca

Native Child & Family Services (NCFS)
Toronto, ON
T: 905-727-4061

Native Child & Family Services Toronto
Toronto, ON
T: 416-969-8510
F: 416-969-9251

Parents in Waiting Support Group Adoption Resource Centre
Toronto, ON
T: 416-482-0021
F: 416-482-1586
E-mail: aco@adoption.ca

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Adoption Estrie
Nancy Lamoureux - Presidente
Sherbrook, QC
T: 819-822-3655
F: 819-822-3113

Adoptive Families of Quebec (AFQC)
Madame Roberta Fuller
Pointe-Claire, QC
T: 514-694-7665

Adoption Internationale Democratique pour enfants (A.I.D.E)
Edouard Amborski
Laval, QC
T: 514-661-1515

Association des Familles Québec-Chine
Monsieur Jean François Chapleau - Président
Montreal, QC
T: 514-990-2446
E-mail: gordon.barcelo2@sympatico.ca

Association des parents adoptants de Baie-Comeau Inc.
Jeanne Bellisle - Presidente
Baie-Comeau, QC
T: 418-589-6531 (phone & fax)
E-mail: apabc@globetrotter.qc.ca

Association des parents des enfants du monde (APEM)
Louise Tousignant
Trois-Rivieres, QC
T: 819-379-7604
F: 819-376-5180
E-mail: apem@quebecadoption.net
Web site: www.quebecadoption.net

Association des parents en adoption internationale du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Caroline Renaud
Alma, QC
T: 418-668-6945
F: 418-668-5298
E-mail: alain.desbiens@al.cgocable.ca 

Association de parents pour l'adoption Québécoise (APAQ)
Ville Mont-Royal, QC
T: 514-990-9144

L'association des parents adoptifs d'enfants
Roumains Claudine Bissonette - Présidente
Broisbriand, QC
T: 450-434-4978
F: 450-974-3628
E-mail: tommasini.lepore@sympatico.ca
Web site: www.3.sympatico.ca/tommasini.lepore

Familles au coeur Québécois
Nadine Ouellet
Aylmer, QC
T: 819-684-8480
E-mail: facq@infonet.ca

Fédération des parents adoptants du Quebec (FPAQ)
Madame Claire-Marie Gagnon
Pierrefonds, QC
T: 514-696-0508
E-mail: fpaq@sympatico.ca
Web site: www.quebecadoption.net/adoption/FPAQ/fpaq.html

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Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan, Inc.
Cindy Haftner, Executive Director
Saskatoon, SK
T: 306-665-7272
F: 306-665-7274
E-mail: adoption.support@sasktel.net
web site:www.sasktelwebsite.net/adoption/

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