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

CHRISTINA MCKENZIE
360 Bayly Street West
Suite 201
Ajax, ON L1S 1P1
Tel: (941) 780-0298
E-mail: crmckenzie62@gmail.com

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

MARIE McCALLUM
#1220 – 115 Dunlop Street East
Barrie, ON L4M 1A6
Tel/Fax: 705-458-4523
mmccallumrsw@hotmail.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

JANET HOOK
32 Victoria Avenue
Tiny, ON L0L 2T0
Tel: (705) 361-3327
Email: j.hook@sympatico.ca

Belleville

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)

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

Bracebridge

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

ANDRA 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: mary@paths2adoption.com
Website: www.paths2adoption.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

TONYA NOBLE
191 Pine Valley Drive
Kitchener, ON N2P 2V7
Tel: 519-577-1587
E-Mail: tnoble@rogers.com

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

MARCY LEMON-LAWRENCE
1125 Printery Road
St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0
Tel: (519) 747-9643
Cell: (519) 575-1845
Fax: (519) 746-3596
E-mail: marcy_lemon_lawrence@hotmail.com
(Not accepting any new clients)

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

JEAN HAASE
1254 Shore Road
London, ON N6K 4Z7
Tel: (519) 936-2006
E-mail: haasej1@hotmail.com

LINDA MCKNIGHT
1402 Hastings Drive
London, ON N5X 1B1
Tel: (519) 660-6783
(Restricted to applicants outside of Oxford County)
E-mail: mcknight.rlme@sympatico.ca

Lucan

ROSANNE RYAN
P.O. Box 523
Lucan, ON N0M 2J0
Tel: (519) 227-4052

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

TERRI SIKORA
Office:
Adoption Resource Consultants
#212 – 168 Queen Street South
Mississauga, ON L5M 1K8
Tel: (416) 762-4944
Fax: (416) 762-2405
E-Mail: tsikoraadoption@hotmail.com
Mail/Courier Only:
Adoption Resource Consultants
161 Colbeck Street
Toronto, ON M6S 1V8

North Bay/Sturgeon Falls

LOUISE LACROIX GAUTHIER
278 Salter Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 2T6
Tel: (705) 753-5678
E-Mail: loulacro@personainternet.com
(French-English)

Oakville

ELIZABETH HIBBERD
302 Burgundy Drive
Oakville, ON L6J 4G1
Tel: (416) 618-8056
Fax: (905) 844-8331
E-mail: ehibberd9@gmail.com
(English-German)

TINA METCALFE
1108 South Service Road West
Oakville, ON L6L 5T7
Tel: (519) 616-0248
E-Mail: Metcalfe.inbox@gmail.com
Website: www.tinametcalfe.com

EILEEN OLSTHOORN
130 Martindale Avenue
Oakville, ON L6H 4G7
Tel: (905) 842-0366
E-mail: eolsthoorn@cogeco.ca

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

Oshawa

BONNIE BURNS
304 Leslie Street
Oshawa, ON L1G 5H7
Tel/Fax: (905) 433-0839 (call first)
E-Mail: bgburns@rogers.com

Ottawa

MARY ADELE BLAIR
18 Spinney Way
Ottawa, ON K2J 4Y8
Tel: (613) 825-2332
E-Mail: maryadeleblair@gmail.com
Website: www.ottawaadoptionconnections.com

MARY BODFISH
PO Box 23173
Ottawa, ON K2A 4E23
Tel: (613) 402-3242
E-Mail: heritageofhope@gmail.com
Website: www.heritageofhope.ca

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)

Ottawa/Nepean/Orleans

SANDRA FORBES
300 March Road
Suite # 446
Kanata, ON K2K 2E2
Tel: (613) 314-5952
Fax: (613) 599-8067
E-mail: sjforbes111@bell.net

MARYANNE KING
2515 Bank Street
P.O. Box 40131
Ottawa, ON K1V 0W8
Tel: (613) 276-1525
Fax: (613) 736-9677
E-Mail: maryanne.king@sympatico.ca
(English – some French)

MARTHA MASLEN
15 Grandview Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8B4
Tel: (613) 828-0224
Fax:(613) 828-2739
E-Mail: mmaslen@rogers.com

GERALD MUNT
54 Patterson Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1S 1Y1
Tel/Fax: (613) 233-7108
E-mail: gwgmunt@rogers.com

STEPHANIE PARKER
393C Richmond Road
Suite # 105
Ottawa, ON K2A 0E9
Tel: (613) 614-1384
Fax: (613) 435-1932
E-Mail: stephparker@rogers.com
(English – French)

LORI ROSOVE
174 Bank Street
P.O. Box 71082
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L9
Tel: (613) 680-0911
Fax: (613) 422-7060
E-Mail: lori@adoptionsource.ca
Website: www.adoptionsource.ca

Owen Sound

DANIEL MOORE
R.R. #1 – “Maple Stone”
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N3
Tel: (519) 371-5166
Bus.: (519) 376-7893
E-Mail: d.moore@bmts.com

DEBORAH REESOR
504853 Grey Road 1
RR#2
Kemble, ON. N0H 1S0
Home: 519-534-9784
Office: 519-534-9785
Fax: 519-534-9449
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)

Parry Sound/Burk’s Falls

DONNA DURANT
Tel: (905) 807-9884
E-Mail: donna@familyfocusadoption.com
Website: www.familyfocusadoption.com

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
Box 32029 RPO Harding
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9S3
Tel: (905) 475-3386
Fax: (905) 780-1964
E-Mail: tinamccann@sympatico.ca

Sarnia

ANN FELSKY
1678 Trinity Crescent
Sarnia, ON N7S 5K2
Tel: (519) 542-3278
Fax: (519) 542-6488
E-Mail: a.felsky@sympatico.ca
(English-French)

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

JOANNE I. HOFFMAN
96 Crestwood Road
Thornhill, ON L4J 1A6
Tel: 905-881-2386
Fax: (905) 482-0351
E-Mail: jhoffman2552@rogers.com

Thunder Bay

DEANNA WARD
328 Regina Avenue
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5B8
Tel: (807) 683-3562
Fax: (807) 768-9779
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
156 Dewhurst Boulevard
Toronto, ON M4J 3J9
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

PAT FENTON
134 Clifton Road
Toronto, ON M4T 2G6
Tel: 416-487-3166
Fax: 416-484-7454
E-Mail: pfenton@sympatico.ca

PEGGY FRANKEL
624 Bedford Park Avenue
Toronto, ON M5M 1K3
Tel/Fax: (416) 789-1341
E-Mail: peggyfrankel@hotmail.com

SHARON GOLLERT
1234 Kingston Road
Suite #135
Toronto, ON M1N 1P3
Tel: (416) 917-7568
Email: sg@sharongollert.com
Website: www.sharongollert.com

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

VIRGINIA KOEHLER
Adoption Consultant Services
19A Triburnham Place
Etobicoke, ON M9C 5H5
Tel: (416) 626-8588
E-Mail: acsvk@rogers.com

LISA KREINDLER
206 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M4V 1R2
Tel: (647) 289-4509
Email: lisa.kreindler@yahoo.ca
Website: www.adoptioncounsellingassociates.com

JOAN MONTGOMERIE
# 802 – 445 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4P 1N1
Tel: (416) 488-3698
E-mail: jmontgo@sympatico.ca

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

JOAN SCHETTLER
99 Chestnut Hills Parkway
Etobicoke, ON M9A 3R4
Tel/Fax: (416) 237-0573
E-Mail: joanschettler@rogers.com

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

BARBARA STEINBERG
65 Mossgrove Trail
Toronto, ON M2L 2W2
Tel: (416) 447-1323
Fax: (416) 916-5575
E-Mail: barbsteinberg@rogers.com

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
75 Alcorn Avenue
Toronto, Ont M4V 1E5
Tel: 416-969-7930
E-mail: adoption.paradigm@rogers.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

Vaughan

INA MCCANN
411 Confederation Parkway
Unit 12, Suite 104
Vaughan, ON L4K 3P7
Tel: (905) 475-3386
Fax: (905) 780-1964
E-Mail: tinamccann@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

LORRAINE MURPHY
P.O. Box 24041
Windsor, ON N8Y 4Y9
Tel: (519) 258-9814
Fax: (519) 252-7487
E-Mail: lmurphy@jet2.net
(English-some French)

ARLENE ELLEN KLIE
39 Golfview Drive
Kingsville, ON N9Y 4E3
Tel: (519) 733-0991
E-Mail: aklie@adoptionbasics.ca
Website: www.adoptionbasics.ca

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