Ontario Adoption Practitioners

writing-something-OK, in most provinces in Canada they’re known as social workers. But in Ontario, where they’re often self-employed, they’re known as private adoption practitioners.

Private adoption practitioners are provincially-licensed specialists who provide a variety of pre- and post-adoption services to both prospective adoptive parents and birth parents in a private adoption. If you’re a hopeful adoptive parent, they can help you with things like your home study, which is the first step in the adoption process.

And if you’re a would-be birth parent, they can help you make sense of the process through free counselling and support and put you in touch with waiting parents. And remember, as a prospective birth parent, all of the assistance you receive is free, whether or not you go through with your adoption plan.

To find out more about what private adoption practitioners can offer you, feel free to contact them directly.

Ajax

ANTOINETTE MALONE
9 Betts Road
Ajax, ON L1T 3X6
Tel: (905) 427-5756
Fax: (905) 427-1622
E-Mail: tosia.malone@sympatico.ca

MICHAEL TAYLOR
360 Bayly Street West
Suite 201
Ajax, ON L1S 1P1
Tel: (289) 200-4144
Fax: (905) 427-0817
E-mail: mikeluztaylor@hotmail.com

Aurora

KAREN MCLENNAN
P.O. Box 71614
Aurora, ON L4G 6S9
Tel: (905) 841-8755
Fax: (905) 841-6883
E-Mail: mclennankaren@hotmail.com

Barrie

JANE JONES
45 Oakridge Drive
Barrie, ON L4N 5N6
Tel: (705) 734-9259
E-mail: janejones07@gmail.com

CHRISTOPHER WHEELER
63 Finlay Road
Barrie, ON
Tel/Fax: (705) 302-0053
E-Mail: cwheeler003@sympatico.ca
(Restricted to Toronto and surrounding areas)

LYNDA YOUNG
10 Jeffrey Street
Barrie, ON L4M 5H6
Tel: (705) 726-7458
Fax: (705) 726-4417
E-mail: lynda@younginbarrie.ca

 Barrie/Hillsdale

JOSEFINA CAMPBELL
17 Linton Park Road
Belleville, ON K8N 4K7
Tel: (613) 968-5350
Fax: (613) 968-4325
E-Mail: josefina@magma.ca
(English-Spanish)

Bracebridge

ELAINE HILL
20 Deer Street, R.R.#2
Port Sidney, ON P0B 1L0
Tel: (705) 385-3695
Fax: (705) 385-8028
E-mail: mecan20@hotmail.com
VALERIE WELCHER
R.R #2 1851 Cedar Lane
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W9
Tel: (705) 645-7808
Fax: (705) 645-7432
E-Mail: vwelcher@gmail.com

Brampton

VANDANA BLAGGAN
19 Fallowfield Road
Brampton, ON L6X 0W3
Tel: (905) 789-1823
Fax: 1-866-290-4269
E-Mail: vblaggan@hotmail.com
(Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu)MARGARET WIGHTMAN
22 Peel Avenue
Brampton, ON. L6W 1X2
Tel: (905) 451-5357
Fax: (905) 451-0913
E-mail: mwightman@sympatico.ca

Brantford

BARBARA KAUFMAN-ROGERS
6 Daniel Place
Brantford, ON N3R 1K7
Tel: (519) 751-3165
Fax: (519) 751-8042
E-Mail: barbkrogers@gmail.com

Burlington

LOUISE DELLIO
226 Valridge Drive
Ancaster, ON L9G 5C5
Tel: (289) 779-0584
Fax: (905) 527-6254 E-Mail:louisedellio9@sympatico.ca
 
SHARON SELL
1860 Appleby Line
Unit 14 PMB 103
Burlington, ON L7L 7H7
Tel: (905) 332-3626
Fax: (905) 332-6430
E-Mail: sharonsell.msw@gmail.com

Caledon East

LYNN FEARN-STEWART
25 Orsi Road
Caledon East, ON L7C 1H6
Tel: (416) 918-2370
Fax: (905) 584-5020
E-Mail: lynnfearnstewart@sympatico.ca

Cambridge East

ANGELA HARVEY
10 Queen Street West
Unit E
Cambridge, ON, N3C 1G1
Tel: (519) 220-1504
Fax: (519) 220-0246
E-Mail: angela.harvey@sympatico.ca

Cornwall/Long Sault

HELEN DAWKES-BROWN
29 Cherry Avenue
PO Box 299
Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0
Tel: (613) 534-3893
Fax: (613) 534-9208
E-Mail: adoption@cogeco.ca

Cavan

MAUREEN HARJULA
1980 Jack Lane
Cavan, ON L0A 1C0
Tel: (705) 277-1825
Fax: (705) 277-9267
E-Mail: maureenharjula@msn.com

Cobourg

SANDRA WEBB
P.O. Box 214
2 – 21 King Street West
Cobourg, ON K9A 4K5
Tel: (905) 377-1912
Fax: (905) 377-1808
E-Mail: sandra@sandrawebbcounselling.com
Website: www.sandrawebbcounselling.com

Cookstown

MARIE MCCALLUM
16 Cloverhill Cres
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0
Tel: (705) 722-4163
E-Mail: mccallumfamily@hotmail.com

Elora

JANET FEDUCK
354 Geddes Street
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Tel: (519) 846-5502
E-Mail: rfeduck@cogeco.ca

Grand Bend

ELIZABETH M. KARRY
P.O.Box 1115
Grand Bend, ON N0M IT0
Tel: (519) 238-5848
E-Mail: eilisk@hay.net

Guelph

MARY HOWLETT-NERO
33 McTague Street
Guelph, ON N1H 2A7
Tel: (519) 763-1520
Fax: (519)-763-3752
E-Mail: howlettnero@gmail.com
Website: www.PathsToAdoption.com

KERRY VANDERGRIFT
71 White Pine Way
Guelph, ON N1G 4X7
Tel: (519) 823-0632
Fax: (905) 528-6589
E-Mail: kerryjvandergrift@gmail.com

Hamilton

TECLA JENNISKENS
175 Beach Blvd.
Hamilton, ON L8H 6V8
Tel: (905) 870-8003
Fax: (888) 708-5715
E-mail: teclaj1@yahoo.ca
Website: teclajenniskens.com
(restricted to applicants residing outside Waterloo region)

Kingston

JENNIE PAINTER
162 Phillips Street
Kingston, ON K7M 2Z8
Tel: (613) 542-0275
Fax: (613) 542-2933
E-Mail: jennie@openadoption.ca
Website: www.openadoption.ca

Kitchener-Waterloo

JON BOYD
365 Bennington Gate, Unit #59
Waterloo, ON N2T 2L1
Tel: (519) 743-0038
Fax: (519) 743-0984
E-Mail: jonboyd@rogers.com

TECLA JENNISKENS
475 Courtland Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2G 2WJ
Tel: (519) 342-4851
E-mail: teclaj1@yahoo.ca
(restricted to applicants residing outside Waterloo Region)

BERYL MERCER
8 Shirefield Lane
New Hamburg, ON N3A 4L9
Tel: (519) 662-3836
Fax: (519) 662-2071
E-Mail: b_mercer@bell.net

KENNETH PLOTNIK
8 Shirefield Lane
New Hamburg, ON N3A 4L9
Tel: (519) 662-3836
Fax: (519) 662-2071
E-Mail: k.plotnik@bell.net

London

ELLY FREUND-BELL
26 Repton Avenue
London, ON N5X 3G4
Tel / Fax: (519) 675-0362
E-mail: efreundbell@sympatico.ca

KIM GRAY
110 Victoria Street
London, ON N6A 2B5
Tel: (519) 672-9921
Fax: (519) 672-0116
E-Mail: kimgray@gtn.on.ca

Markham

THERESA MILLS
9 Stollery Pond Crescent, Unit # 611
Markham, ON L6C 0Y1
Tel: (416) 371-3133
E-mail: theresa.mills@rogers.com
(Also available to cover the Durham Region)

Mississauga

LORRAINE FRANCO, MSW, RSW
7111 Syntex Drive, 3rd Floor
Mississauga, ON L5N 8C3
Tel: (416) 418-2787
Fax: (905) 230-1447
E-mail: info@lorrainefranco.com
Website: www.lorrainefranco.com

Oakville

JULIE THOMPSON
Oakville, ON
Tel: (905) 808-1101
Fax: (905) 847-2313
Email: julie.thompson@cogeco.ca

Ottawa

LINDA CORSINI, M.S.W, R.S.W
54 Patterson Ave.
Ottawa, Ont K1S 1Y1
Tel/Fax:: (613) 233-7108
E-mail: ljcorsini@rogers.com
(English – French – Italian)
 
HELEN DAWKES-BROWN
29 Cherry Avenue
PO Box 200
Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0
Tel: (613) 534-8505
E-Mail: adoption@cogeco.ca
(English & French)
 
SANDRA FORBES
300 March Road
Suite # 446
Kanata, ON K2K 2E2
Tel: (613) 314-5952
Fax: (613) 599-8067
E-mail: Sjforbes111@me.com
 
MARYANNE KING
458 Maclaren Street
Unit B, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1R 5K6
Tel: (613) 276-1525
Fax: (613) 736-9677
E-Mail: maryanne.king@sympatico.ca
(English – some French)
 
STEPHANIE PARKER
1554 Carling Avenue
Suite # 105
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7M4
Tel: (613) 614-1384
Fax: (613) 435-1932
E-Mail: stephparker@rogers.com
(English – French)

Owen Sound

DEBORAH REESOR
313 Telford Trail
Kemble, ON N0H 1S0
Tel: (226) 664-0331
E-Mail: reesordeb@gmail.com

Paris

GLORY TO
52 Banfield Street
Paris, ON N3L 2Y8
Tel: (519) 577-0735
Fax: (519) 884-3909
E-Mail: gloryto@rogers.com
(English-Chinese)

Pickering

TERESA JAROSZ
1730 McPherson Court, Unit 6
Pickering, Ontario
L1W 3E6
Mail only – 701 Rossland Road East
Suite 385
Whitby, ON L1N 9K3
Tel: (905) 725-8895
FAX: (905) 725-4015
E-Mail: teresajarosz@yahoo.ca

PAT CONVERY
1897 Sprucehill Road
Pickering, ON L1V 1S6
Tel: (416) 579-0472
Fax: 1-866-216-4582
E-Mail: patconvery@sympatico.ca

Richmond Hill

TINA MCCANN
70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 30
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3B2
Tel: (905) 475-3386
Fax: (905) 780-1964
E-Mail: tinamccann@sympatico.ca

Sarnia

DR. ANNE TOTH
265 North Front Street, Suite 411-L
Sarnia, ON N7T 7X1
Tel/TTY: (519) 337-3357
Fax: (519) 337-0315
Cell: (519) 330-3357
E-Mail: DrAnneToth@rogers.com
(English, French & American Sign Language)

Sault Ste. Marie

LINDA SCHRAEDER
Adoption Counselling Algoma
359 River Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K9
Res: (705) 759-6146
Fax: (705) 759-6013
E-mail: adoptionalgoma@shaw.ca
Website: www.adoptionalgoma.ca

St. Catharines

LINDA REID
6 Blue Spruce Court
St. Catharines, ON L2N 4E7
Tel: (905) 935-2568
Fax: (905) 935-2568
E-Mail: lreid2@cogeco.ca

Sudbury

JUDITH KRASUSKI
349 Albinson Street
Sudbury, ON P3C 3W4
Tel: (705) 673-2942
Fax: (705) 675-7091
E-mail: judith.krasuski@gmail.com

Thornhill

SHEILA NEUBURGER
#612 – 1 Clark Avenue West
Thornhill, ON L4J 7Y6
Tel: (905) 886-4262
Fax: (905) 886-8787
E-Mail: sheilaneuburger@rogers.com

KAREN RYBKO
129 Gailcrest Circle
Thornhill, ON L4J 5V8
Tel: (905) 886-8475
Fax: (905) 513-6306
E-Mail: karenrybko@hotmail.com

Thunder Bay

DEANNA WARD
221 Fairbank Crescent
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5M1
Tel: (807) 621-8966
Fax: (807) 701-5955
E-mail: deannaward@tbaytel.net

Toronto

ANDREA GORDON ABRAHAMS
388 Bloor Street East
Suite # 1101
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3W9
Cell: (416) 576-8208
Fax: (416) 364-7826
E-Mail: andrea@adoptionpractitioner.com

ANGELA AL-HILLAL
2320 Gerrard Street East, Unit # 122
Toronto, ON M4E 2E1
Tel: (416) 466-1046
Fax: 466-9725
E-Mail: angela.alhillal095@sympatico.ca

MARY ALLAN
25 Tanager Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3P9
Tel: 416-458-7161
Fax: 647-438-5084
E-Mail: meabest@rogers.com

MARIE ARTT
40 Riverdale Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1C3
Tel: (416) 469-2424
Fax: (416) 469-1095
E-Mail: clinicaladoption@primus.ca

ANN BERNARDO
#2 – 82 Cassandra Boulevard
Toronto, ON M3A 1S6
Tel: 416-826-4595
E-mail: annbernardo100@gmail.com

MICHAEL BLUGERMAN
Children’s Resource Centre
100 St. Clair Street West
Toronto, ON M4V 1N3
Tel: (416) 923-7771
Fax: (416) 923-1260
E-Mail: michael@ontarioadoptions.com

PATRICIA FENTON
10 Delisle Avenue, Suite # 606
Toronto, ON M4V 3C6
Tel: (416) 271-3432
E-Mail: pfenton@mandt.ca
Website: www.milestonesandtransitions.com

SHARON GOLLERT
6 Garamond Court, Suite # 230
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5
Tel: (416) 694-7568
Email: sgollert1@bell.net

SUZANNE GRI
15 Burnt Log Crescent
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2J7
Tel: (416) 915-7155
Fax: (416) 915-7158
E-mail: sgri@rogers.com

RAMANI R. JAYAKUMAR
130 Westmore Drive, Suite 5
Toronto, ON
M9V 5E2
Tel: 416-305-5974
Fax: 905-497-2599
E-mail: rjayakumar@rogers.com

MARY ANN KENNEDY
75 Wynford Heights Crescent
Suite #401
Toronto, ON M3C 3H9
Tel: (416) 446-6040
E-Mail: maryannkennedy@rogers.com

LISA KREINDLER
164 Eglinton Avenue East
Suite #202
Toronto, ON M4P 1G4
Tel: (647) 289-4509
Email: lisa.kreindler@gmail.com
Website: www.adoptioncounsellingassociates.com

DAGMAR NIFFELER
174 Angus Drive
Toronto ON M2J 2Z1
Tel/Fax: (416) 493-5150
E-mail: dagmarniffeler@yahoo.com
(English & French)

MAUREEN O’DELL
67 Kennedy Park Road
Toronto, ON m6p 3H2
Tel: (416) 762-1999
E-Mail: maureenodell@hotmail.com

JACKIE POPLACK
65 Wembley Road
Toronto, ON M6C 2G1
Tel: (416) 782-5354
Fax: (416) 781-5678
E-Mail: jpoplack@sympatico.ca
Website: www.adoptioncounsellingassociates.com

ANNE SHEEHAN
130 Carlton Street
Suite #711
Toronto, ON M5A 4K3
Tel/Fax: (416) 922-0207
E-mail: annsheehan@rogers.com
(English & French)

SOFIE STERGIANIS
105 Belsize Drive
Suite # 2
Toronto, ON M4S 1L3
Tel: (416) 483-0003
Fax: (416) 483-0018
E-Mail: adoption@rogers.com
Website: www.adoptioneducation.ca

BETTY ANN STREETER
60 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M4V 1M1
Tel: (416) 969-7930
E-mail: bastreeter@mandt.ca
Website: www.milestonesandtransitions.com

KAREN TURNER
150 St. Helen’s Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
Tel: (416) 516-1577
Fax: (416) 516-9043
E-mail: karenturner@sympatico.ca

Uxbridge

PETER CALLENS
16 Turner Drive
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1V4
Tel: (905) 862-2518
Fax: (905) 862-3054
E-Mail: pcallens@sympatico.ca

Whitby

SALVATORE GAROFALO
27 Jacob Drive
Whitby, ON LIP 1A9
Tel: (905) 668-2768
Fax: (905) 668-8252
(English-Italian)
E-Mail: sal_garofalo@sympatico.ca
Website: www.SalGarofalo.com

Windsor

JANICE CONGRAM
393 Pinehurst
Belle River, ON N0R 1A0
Tel: 519-727-6705
Fax: 519-979-8084
E-Mail: jscongram@sympatico.ca

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