Private Adoption Agencies in Canada

bm-holding-each-otherLooking for a private adoption agency? Look no further.

Private adoption agencies are provincially-licensed organizations that provide a variety of pre- and post-adoption services to both prospective adoptive parents and/or birth parents in a private adoption. Depending on their range of services, they can facilitate adoptions within Canada (domestically) or outside of it(internationally).

Unlike public adoption agencies which offer services for minimum or no fees, most private adoption agencies have a specific fee schedule and are only available in some provinces.

To find out more about what private adoption agencies can offer you, feel free to contact them directly from the list below. 


Adoption Options
#304, 10109-106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3L7
Telephone: 780‑433‑5656
Fax: 780‑447‑4763
Toll Free Number: 1‑800‑770‑3023

#207, 5940 MacLeod Trail S
Calgary, Alberta T2H 2G4
Telephone: 403‑270‑8228
Fax: 403‑270‑3929
Executive Director: Sheryl Proulx, BSW, RSW
Program Director – International Adoptions: Elizabeth Gifford, BSW, RSW

Amaris Adoption Services
101C 9705 Horton Rd S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2V 2X5

Small Miracles Adoption Agency
Tower 1, Suite 2020

10060 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 3R8​​

British Columbia

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
#301-1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1W1
Ph: 604 736-7613
Toll Free: 1 866-582-3678
Fax: 604 733-7009
Attn: Shelley Brownell, Acting Administrator

Sunrise Family Services Society
Suite 102
171 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, B.C., V7M 3J9
Attn: Natasha Chalke,
Executive Director
Ph: 604 984-2488
Fax: 604 984-2498
Toll Free: 1 888 984-2488

The Adoption Center 
255 Lawrence Ave.,
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6L2
Attn: Jennifer Wall,
Administrator/Executive Director
Ph: 250 763-8002, 
Toll Free: 1 800 935-4237 
Fax: 250 763-6282 


Adoption Options
1313 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G OV3
Phone: (204) 774-0511
Fax: (204) 783-3481

Canadian Advocate for the Adoption of Children
Inter-Country Adoption Agency
Box 1680, 214 Main Street 

Minnedosa MB R0J 1E0
Phone: (204) 867-5556 
Phone: (204) 867-5561
Fax: (204) 867-5259 

 UAS Eastern European Adoptions
777 Pritchard Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2X 0E8
Phone: (204) 947-2953
Fax: (204) 943-8603


There are no private adoption agencies in New Brunswick. Contact the public adoption office for more details. 

There are no private adoption agencies in Newfoundland. Contact the public adoption office for more information.

There are no private adoption agencies in Nova Scotia. Contact the public adoption office for more information.

There are no private adoption agencies in Nunavut. Contact the public adoption office for more information.


Adoption Agency and Counselling Service (Ontario)
Tina McCann

70 East Beaver Creek Road,  Unit # 30
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3B2
Tel: (905) 475-3386
Fax: (905) 780 – 1964

Beginnings Counselling and Adoption Services of Ontario
Medical Arts Building
#308 – 1 Young Street
Hamilton ON L8N 1T8
Tel: (905) 528-6665
Fax: (905) 528-6589

Children’s Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario
100 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto ON M4V 1N3
Tel: (416) 923-7771
Fax: (416) 923-1260

JFJ Hope Centre Adoption Services
#5-6655 Kitimat Road
Mississauga ON L5N 6J4
Tel: (905) 821-7494
Fax: (905) 821- 6311

The Children’s Bridge
1400 Clyde Avenue
Suite 221
Nepean ON K2G 3J2
Tel: (613) 226-2112
Fax: (613) 226-8843

World View Adoption Association
130 Westmore Drive, Suite 5
Toronto ON M9V 5E2
Tel: (416) 743-9324
Fax: (416) 745-9778

Prince Edward Island

There are no private adoption agencies in Prince Edward Island. 


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There are no private adoption agencies in Saskatchewan. Contact the public adoption office for more information.


There are no private adoption agencies in Yukon. Contact the public adoption office for more information.

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