Adoption Links

links---betterBelow is a list of links to a wide variety of Canadian adoption services, resources, groups, and blogs — you name it. We try our best to keep our content current. And you can help us. If you know of a link that should be here but isn’t or come across a link on our list that no longer works, please let us know. E-mail us anytime at info@canadaadopts.com.

Adoptive Parents

Adoption Books

  • Adopt Shoppe Press
    An online store that features an assortment of keepsake albums and adoption memory books.
  • EMK Press
    A publishing house specializing in adoption.
  • Our Chosen Child
    Lifebook, parent profile, brochure services and more.
  • Parent Books
    A Toronto-based bookstore featuring a variety of adoption titles.
  • Tapestry Books 
    A U.S. company features books on Adoption for children, adoptive parents, and professionals.

Adoption Discussion Forum

  • Adoptionforums.com
    A place for all members of the triad to meet and discuss adoption-related issues.

Adoption Gifts

  • Adopt Shoppe
    Unique adoption gifts and books.
  • China Sprout
    A service that offers Chinese cultural and educational products, from books and toys to decorations and clothing.
  • Labours of Love Designs
    Hand-crafted adoption greeting cards and gift items custom designed by Canadian companies and artisans.
  • Red Thread Families
    Specialized gifts celebrating Chinese adoption.

Adoption News

  • Adoption For Life
    A newsletter for couples who are waiting to adopt or considering adoption.
  • Adoptive Families
    The leading U.S. magazine for adoptive parents and their families.
  • Family Helper
    The online version of the Canadian adoption newsletter covering a wide range of information from coming events to links to support groups across the country.
  • Focus on Adoption
    A magazine for adoptive parents published by the Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia.
  • International Adoption Articles Directory
    Contains hundreds of articles about international adoption ranging from legal and medical issues to parenting tips and solutions.
  • International Adoption Listserv
    Lists on all aspects of international adoption.

Adoptive Parenting

  • Beyond Consequences
    Service geared to providing solutions to families raising children with difficult behaviours.
  • Canadian Moms Online
    Web-based meeting place for Canadian mothers offering information on parenting, relationships, homemaking, hobbies and health.
  • Destiny Adoption Services
    Ottawa-based service providing pre- and post-adoption support for private, CAS and international adoptions.
  • Help We’ve Got Kids
    A guidebook for Canadian parents featuring child-friendly products, services and activities.
  • ivillage
    Online resource consisting of pregnancy and parenting tips and techniques.
  • Kindersite
    Features links to games, songs and stories for pre-kindergarten kids.
  • Mothering
    Tips on how to be the best mom you can be, featuring the latest news, book reviews and recipes.
  • Mother Risk
    Information service by Sick Kids Hospital about the safety and risks of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Natural Child
    Parenting advice and support from childbirth to family counselling.
  • New Parent Guide
    Local information about programs, products and services for busy parents.
  • Parenting
    An information gateway that includes the latest on product recalls, as well as parenting polls and planners.
  • Parenting
    An online portal that includes tips, advice, resources and guidance on being a better parent.
  • Parenting Resources Information Development Education
    Information about the PRIDE program aimed at strengthening the quality of foster and adoptive parent preparation.
  • Parents Canada
    Guidance from Canada’s oldest parenting magazine publisher, including an interactive photo album and baby registry.
  • Savvy Mom
    Online resource that features recommendations, reviews and shortcuts for time-crunched moms.
  • The Parent Site
    Help with baby names, parenting, pregnancy and more.
  • Today’s Parent
    Tips and advice on all aspects of parenting, including contests, crafts and cooking suggestions.
  • Urban Moms
    A voice for Canadian moms featuring help, humour, blogs and more..
  • Working Mother
    Suggestions and recommendations for mothers of all kinds on how to strike the right life-work balance.

Adoptive Parenting

  • AdoptOntario
    A public site by the Adoption Council of Ontario aimed at recruiting and encouraging potential adoptive parents in Ontario for the children who need them.
  • Blood Cord Banking
    Blood cord banking information for your adopted child.
  • Cord Blood Guide
    A
     guide to blood cord banking.
  • Canada’s Waiting Kids
    A comprehensive resource containing photos and background information about Canadian children waiting for permanent adoptive families.
  • Wednesday’s Child
    Features children who are looking for permanent homes with the help of the Alberta government.

Adoption Profiles

  • Adoptive Parents
    An online community and resource centre for Canadians whose lives have, or will be, touched by adoption.
  • Adopting
    A U.S. online resource for hopeful adoptive parents interested in connecting with prospective birth parents.
  • Adoption
    Information and resources on all aspects of adoption, including a Waiting Parent Registry.
  • America Adopts!
    An open adoption meeting place that connects expectant parents who are considering adoption with families who are trying to adopt. Sister site of Canada Adopts!
  • Our Chosen Child
    Tips and services on creating a parent profile, lifebook and more.
  • Picaboo
    Create your own parent profile with your digital photos.
  • Weisswrite
    Assistance with writing your parent profile by a professional writer.

Adoption Scams

  • ABC Adoptions
    Tips on how to spot red flags and what to do to protect yourself from adoption fraudsters.

Foster Care

Fostering Blogs and Forums

General Adoption Information

  • Adopting
    Articles and insights into what you need to know if you’re considering a second adoption.
  • Adoption Council of Canada
    The umbrella organization for adoption in Canada dedicated to raising public awareness of adoption and promoting the placement of waiting children.
  • Adoption Learning Partners
    Online courses about attachment, grief and loss for adoptive applicants and adoptive parents to supplement your readings and workshops.
  • Adoptive Families
    An article from the leading U.S. adoption magazine that contains articles about adoption myths and misconceptions.
  • Adoptive Family Association of British Columbia
    Support services for British Columbia’s adoptive and pre-adoptive families that also contains all kinds of resources, information and tips on what to do while you’re waiting.
  • Birthmothers of Canada
    A Canadian organization offering advice to adoptive parents on how to have successful meetings and reunions with birth parents.
  • Centre for Adoption Support and Education
    A U.S. non-profit group providing education and support for adoptive parents and their children that includes links and a newsletter.
  • Families for Private Adoption
    An adoption and support group advocating and encouraging private adoption.

How to Adopt

  • Adoption 101
    Promotes safe, ethical and affordable adoptions through education.
  • Adoptive Families
    An article from the leading U.S. adoption magazine about some of the major myths and misconceptions.
  • Adoptive Family Association of British Columbia
    Support services for British Columbia’s adoptive and pre-adoptive families that also contains all kinds of resources, information, and tips on what to do while you’re waiting.
  • AdoptOntario
    A provincial resource and research tool aimed at finding permanent homes for foster children in Ontario.
  • Adoptive Parents Committee
    A U.S. non-profit support group covering all aspects of adoption and interim foster care.
  • America Adopts!
    An open adoption meeting place that connects expectant parents who are considering adoption with families who are trying to adopt. Sister site of Canada Adopts!
  • Centre for Adoption Support and Education
    A U.S. non-profit group providing education and support for adoptive parents and their children including links and a newsletter.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    A U.S. information clearinghouse containing fact sheets on adoption for those just starting out
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  • Family Helper
    Information about adopting overseas from Canada.
  • Families for Private Adoption
    An adoption and support group advocating and encouraging private adoption.

Infertility

International Adoption Information

International Adoption: China

  • A China DNA Project
    A service offering information about DNA matching for families who have adopted from China.
  • Attach-China
    Resource about attachment issues affecting adopted Chinese children.
  • Karen’s Adoption Links
    An online adoption resource that contains links to all kinds of groups and organizations including Chinese sibling groups.
  • Lotus Tours
    A tour company website that contains a list of all of the Chinese orphanages.
  • Research-China
    Online research tool that includes suggestions on how to obtain information about adoptees from China.
  • Waiting Children From Asia
    Online resources containing information and articles for waiting parents who are planning to adopt from Asia.

International Adoption: Eastern Euro

International Adoption: Guatemala

International Adoption: Latin America

  • La Semana
    A U.S. culture camp for children from Latin America.

International Adoption: Romania

International Adoption: Russia

  • Adopting from Russia
    Online resource that includes information and links about Russian adoption such as how to prepare for your placement and what to pack.
  • Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
    Support for families considering Russian or Ukrainian adoption covering such issues as medical concerns and paperwork.

International Adoption

  • National Adoption Center
    Another U.S. resource and information source, with an online resource center and a library dedicated to finding permanent homes for U.S. waiting children.
  • AdoptUsKids
    An online photolisting and information source in the U.S. aimed at finding permanent families for kids in foster care.
  • Children Awaiting Parents
    A U.S. non-profit organization that recruits foster and adoptive parents for special needs children and includes links, literature and other educational tools.
  • National American Council on Adoptable Children
    A non-profit group that promotes and supports permanent families for children in the U.S. and Canada through public policy advocacy, education and information sharing.
  • National Council for Adoption
    A U.S. group that aims to serve children’s best interest through adoption and contains online facts and statistics. 

International Adoption: Vietnam

  • Adopt Vietnam
    Online source for information and inspiration for those interested in adopting a child from Vietnam or have already done.
  • Catalyst Foundation
    A charity devoted to helping homeless and orphaned Vietnamese children through educational scholarship programs and direct relief efforts.
  • Comeunity
    An online resource containing an assortment of Vietnamese adoption stories.

LGBT Adoption

  • About.com
    Online resource that covers the basic of gay adoption and includes U.S. statistics, legals, myths and more.
  • Family Equality Council
    A U.S. national advocacy organization for LGBT parents that contains blogs, message boards and links to other sites.
  • Gay Parent Magazine
    Publication for gay parents featuring personal adoption and foster care stories from across the world.
  • Colage
    Group dedicated to connecting and empowering LGBT parents and contains Information and assistance for their children.
  • LGBT Families
    Resources for the LGBT community about how to expand their family through adoption, surrogacy and fertility.
  • The Center
    A U.S. organization dedicated to providing guidance, information and support for gay parents.
  • The Rainbow Babies
    Parenting tips, stories and advice for members of the LGBT community.

Medical Issues

Older Child Adoption

Open Adoption

  • America Adopts!
    An open adoption meeting place that connects expectant parents who are considering adoption with families who are trying to adopt. Sister site of Canada Adopts!
  • Birthmothers of Canada
    A Canadian organization offering advice to adoptive parents on how to have successful meetings and reunions with birth parents.

Private Adoption

Public Adoption

Single Parent Adoption

  • Adoption.org
    More online tips and features for single parents considering adoption.
  • Single Mothers By Choice
    Features support and information, including an e-mail list and newsletter, about motherhood and parenting.

Special Needs Adoption

Transracial Adoption

  • About.com
    An online information source that includes basic information about transcultural adoption and addresses some of the key questions.
  • Adopting.org
    More information about all aspects on transcultural adoption and parenting from the U.S. online information source.
  • Multiracial Sky
    A resource for multiracial families created by an activist, artist and adoptive mother of four.
  • New York Statue Citizens’ Coalition for Children
    An advocacy group made up of volunteer adoptive and foster parents, with articles on transracial and transcultural adoption.

Birth Parents

  • Bounty
    A club for growing families, from bump to baby and beyond.

Birth Parent Books

  • EMK Press
    A publishing house specializing in adoption.

Birth Parent Discussion Forums

  • Adoptionforums.com
    A place for all members of the triad to meet and discuss adoption-related issues.

Birth Parent General Information

  • About.com
    General information for birth parents about any stage of their adoption journey.
  • Adoption Council of Canada
    The umbrella organization for adoption in Canada dedicated to raising public awareness of adoption and promoting the placement of waiting children.
  • America Adopts!
    An open adoption meeting place that connects expectant parents who are considering adoption with families who are trying to adopt. Sister site of Canada Adopts!
  • Birth Father
    An online resource covering birth father’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Birthmothers of Canada
    A Canadian organization offering support and information for birth mothers touched by adoption.
  • Concerned United Birthparents
    A group devoted to adoption protection, prevention and reform.
  • Considering Adoption
    Things to consider if you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

Birth Parent Reform

Birth Parent Search and Reunion

  • Adoption Puzzle
    An online resource containing search and reunion newsgroups and links.
  • Adoption Registry Connect
    The Canadian component of the worldwide adoptee and birth parent search database.
  • Cyndi’s List
    A resource of genealogy sites on the web.
  • Origins Canada
    Another helpful international group for individuals and families separated by adoption.
  • Origins Inc.
    A U.S. service for all members of the triad, including those interested in tracking down their birth families.

Pregnancy and Childcare

  • Association for Safe Alternatives in Children
    A U.S. group pushing for alternatives to a technological approach to childbirth.
  • Bounty
    A club for growing families, from bump to baby and beyond.
  • Choice 42
    A pro-woman, pro-baby and pro-life group aimed at supporting Canadian women facing unplanned pregnancy.
  • La Leche League
    An international organization providing information and support for anyone interested in mothering through breastfeeding.
  • Lact-Aid
    A nursing training system for mothers who worry about low milk supply.
  • Parenting by Nature
    Natural, chemical-free and healthy products for you and your baby.
  • Share
    A group devoted to support due to those who have lost a baby through pregnancy, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.

Adoptee Books

  • EMK Press
    A publishing house specializing in adoption.

Adoptee News

  • Family Helper
    The online version of the Canadian adoption newsletter.

Adoptee Reform

Adoptee Search and Reunion

    • Adoption Puzzle
      An online resource containing search and reunion newsgroups and links.
    • Adoption Registry Connect
      The Canadian component of the worldwide adoptee and birth parent search database.
    • Cyndi’s List
      A resource of genealogy sites on the web.
    • Origins Canada
      Another helpful Canadian support group for individuals and families separated by adoption.
  • Origins Inc.
    A U.S. service for all members of the triad, including those interested in tracking down their birth families.

Personal Adoptee Websites

  • Vicki’s World
    The website of a woman with a personal interest in adoption.

Adoption Triad

Adoption Councils

Adoption Triad Books

  • EMK Press
    A publishing house specializing in adoption.

Adoption Triad General Information

  • Adoption: A Gathering
    An online gathering place for adoption stories from all members of the triad.
  • Adoption Web Ring
    An online resource dedicated to helping all members of the adoption triad.
  • Pact
    A U.S. triad advocacy group focusing on helping children of colour.

Adoption Triad News

  • Adoption News
    Daily news and information on all things adoption.
  • Adoption E-Magazine
    A free online magazine about adoption available by subscription.
  • Family Helper
    The online version of the Canadian adoption newsletter. Adoption Triad Reform

Adoption Triad

Adoption Councils

Personal Adoptee Websites

  • American Adoption Congress
    A U.S. Organization promoting openness and honesty in adoption.
  • Bastard Nation
    A U.S. group devoting to the opening up of adoption records.
  • Rainbow Kids
    A U.S. advocacy website dealing with special needs and intercountry adoptions.

Child Welfare

Featured Waiting Parents


Canadian Adoption Blogs
Stories by members of the triad.

Adopting in Canada FAQs
Answers to your adoption questions.

Crisis Pregnancy Centres in Canada
A national directory for help and support.