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Private Adoption Agencies in Canada

Looking 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. If, on the other hand, you're an expectant parent looking for adoptive parents in Ontario, British Columbia or Nova Scotia, check out the adoption profiles on our Waiting Parents Registry.

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Adoption By Choice
Carol Lamb, Director
315, 908 - 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 0A3
Tel: (403) 245-8854
Toll Free: 1-800-570-2835
Adoption By Choice
Sheila Feehan-Richler, Director
355 Burton Road
Edmonton, AB 
T6R 2J1
Tel: (780) 448-1159
Toll Free: 1-800-570-2835
Adoption Options
Sheryl Proulx, Program Director
#304, 10109 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5J 3L7
Tel: (780) 433-5656
Toll Free: 1-800-770-3023
Adoption Options
Sheryl Proulx, Program Director
#207 5940 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB
T2H 2G4
Tel: (403) 270-8228
Toll Free: 1-888-277-8228
Catholic Social Services
Stephanie Bozzer, Director
Catholic Social Services
#205, 8908 – 99 Street
Edmonton, AB
T6E 3V4
Tel: (780) 701-9486
Catholic Social Services
Erica Arnason
5104 - 48 Avenue
Red Deer, AB
T4N 3T8
Tel: (403) 347-8844
Fax: (403) 342 1890
Contact: B.S.W., R.S.W.
Adoption Program Director: Stephanie Bozzer, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Christian Adoption Services
Wendy Robinson, Director
204, 11625 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, AB
T2W 1G8
Tel: (403) 256-3224
LDS Family Services, Canada
Dr. Stephen Zobell, Director
7040 Farrell Road SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 0T2
Tel: (403) 255-0153
Toll Free: 1-800-661-8256
LDS Family Services, Canada
Gloria Robbins, Director
1625 Cedar Road S
Lethbridge, AB
T1K 4W6
Tel: (403) 328-8263
Toll Free: 1-800-563-9956

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British Columbia
Choices Adoption
and Counselling Services

Rachel Warren, Executive Director
Suite 100-850 Blanshard St.,
Victoria, BC
V8W 2H2
Tel: (250) 479-9811
Toll Free: 1-888-479-9811

Domestic adoption, children in care adoption, embryo donation and transfer, and also facilitates adoptions from Belize, Bulgaria, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Guyana, Honduras, Japan, Jamaica, India, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent, USA, and Vietnam.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Shelley Brownell, Acting Administrator
301 1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5N 1W1
Tel: (604) 736-7613
Toll free: 1 (866) 582-3678 E-mail:
Facilitates domestic and international adoptions from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Haiti, Latin America and the US
Hope Services
Lorne Welwood, Administrator
#200 - 2975 Gladwin Rd.,
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 5T4
Tel: (604) 850-1002
Toll Free: 1-800-916-4673

Also facilitates adoptions from the U.S., Thailand, Philippines, Haiti, China and Liberia
LDS Adoption Services of BC
British Columbia Agency
#10122 - 140th St.
Surrey, BC
V3T 4M9
Attn. Michael D. Todd,
Executive Director/Administrator
Tel: (604) 585-7735,
Toll Free:
In BC 1-888-285-7735
In Alberta: 1-800-563-9956
Fax: (604) 585-2977
Sunrise Adoption Centre
Natasha Chalke, Executive Director
Suite 102
171 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3J9
Executive Director
Tel: (604) 984-2488
Toll Free: 1-888-984-2488

Also facilitates adoptions from Asia, Africa, South America, the US and Eastern Europe
The Adoption Center
Jennifer Wall, Executive Director
255 Lawrence Ave.
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6L2
Tel: (250) 763-8002,
Toll Free: 1-800-935-4237

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Adoption Options Manitoba
1313 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg MB R3G 0V3
Telephone: (204) 774-0511
Fax: (204) 783-3481
CAFAC Adoption Agency
Box 1680
214 Main Street N
Minnedosa, MB
R0J 1E0
Tel: (204) 867-5556 or (204) 867-5561
Fax: (204) 867-5259
Also facilitates adoptions from Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Russia and St. Vincent

UAS Eastern European Adoptions Inc.
777 Pritchard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2X 0E8
Tel: (204) 947-2953
Also facilitates from Eastern Europe

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New Brunswick
There are no private adoption agencies in New Brunswick. For more information, please contact New Brunswick’s adoption co-ordinator.
There are no private adoption agencies in Newfoundland. For more information, please contact Newfoundland’s adoption co-ordinator.
Nova Scotia
There are no private adoption agencies in Nova Scotia. For more information, please contact Nova Scotia’s adoption co-ordinator.
Northwest Territories
There are no private adoption agencies in Northwest Territories. For more information, please contact the Northwest Territories’s adoption co-ordinator.
There are no private adoption agencies in Nunavut. For more information, please contact Nunavut's adoption co-ordinator.
Adoption Agency and Counselling Service
Tina McCann, Director
70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 30
Richmond Hill, ON
L4B 3B2
Tel: (905) 475-3386

Also facilitates adoptions from Pakistan, Peru and the Philippines
Adoption Horizons, Inc.
Irina Zaretsky, Director
7 Sunforest Court
Toronto, ON
M2R 3W3
Tel: (416) 512-7591

Facilitates adoptions from Kazakhstan and Russia
Adoption Resource and Counselling Services (ARCS)
Jennie Painter, Director
162 Phillips St.
Kingston, ON
K7M 2Z8
Tel: (613) 542 0275
Birth Parent Line: 1-866-255-4855 (toll free)
Adoptionworx (Canada) Inc.
Victoria O’Toole
23 Prince George Drive
Toronto, ON
M9A 1X9
Tel: (416) 236-7337

Facilitates adoptions from Albania
Cheryl Appell
#306 - 10 Alcorn Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4V 3A9
Tel: (416) 927-0891
Fax: (416) 927-0385
Beginnings Counselling and Adoption Services of Ontario
Medical Arts Building
#308 - 1 Young Street
Hamilton, ON
L8N 1T8
Tel: (905) 528-6665
Canadian International Adoption Services
Dmitri Protas, Director
321 Ellerslie Avenue
Toronto, ON
M2R 1B6
Tel: (416) 250-0520
Facilitates adoptions from Ukraine
CARC-International Adoption
Valeriu Moraru, Director
203 Holmes Avenue
Toronto, ON
M2N 4M9
Tel: (416) 224-9642

Facilitates adoptions from Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Romania (limited relative adoption) and Ukraine
Children's Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario
Michael Blugerman, Director
100 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M4V 1N3
Tel: (416) 923-7771

Also facilitates adoptions from Bangladesh, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Trinidad and Tobago
Cornerstone Adoption Agency
Director: Patty Russell
360 Bayly Street West,
Suite 201
Ajax, ON
L1S 1P1
Tel: (905) 427-1211
Fax: (905) 427-0817

Facilitates adoptions from Guyana, India, Jamaica, Philippines, Sri Lanka and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Family Outreach International
Director: Yulin Deng
1301 – 131 Wurtemburg Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 8L9
Tel: (613) 789-8677
Toll Free: 1-866-789-8677

Facilitates adoptions from China
From the Heart Adoption Agency Inc.
Daria Hensiorowsky, Director
35 Warrender Avenue, Suite 606
Toronto, ON
M9B 5Z5
Tel/Fax: (416) 239-6335

Facilitates adoptions from Ukraine
JFJ Hope Centre Adoption Services
6655 Kitimat Road, Unit # 5
Mississauga, ON
L5N 6J4
Tel: (905) 821-7494
LDS Family Services
85 Queen's Plate Drive
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 7K4
Tel: (416) 741-7088
Loving Heart International Adoption Agency
Elena Georgiev, Director
75 Wynford Heights Cres., Unit #406
Don Mills, ON
M3C 3H9
Tel: (416) 223-4997

Facilitate adoptions from Bulgaria and Lithuania
M.M. Kelly Counselling and Adoption Agency Inc.
16 Cloverhill Crescent
Cookstown, ON
L0L 1L0
Tel/Fax: (705) 722-4163
Mission of Tears
Rev. Gordon Lewis, Director
50 Gervais Drive, Suite 504
Toronto, ON
M3C 1Z3
Tel: (416) 449-0018

Facilitates adoptions from Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Kenya

Open Arms to International Adoption
Deborah Maw, Director
14 Roxborough Street West
Toronto, ON
M5R 1T8
Tel: (416) 966-0294

Also facilitates adoptions from China
Paul J. Conlin
1719 Bank Street, Suite 305
Ottawa, ON
K1V 7Z4
Tel: (613) 737-4140

Also facilitates adoptions from Pakistan
Terres des Hommes Ontario Inc.
Director: Dorinda Cavanaugh
36 Home Avenue, PO. Box 963
Vankleek Hill, ON
K0B 1R0
Tel: (613) 482-6306
Fax: (613) 216-2565

Facilitates adoptions from Ukraine and Vietnam
The Children's Bridge
1400 Clyde Avenue, Suite # 221
Nepean ON K2G 3J2
Tel: (613) 226-2112

Authorized to facilitate adoptions from China, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Croatia and Vietnam
Tzivos Hashem Canada Inc.
a.k.a. “Caring Homes for Orphan Children”
Henry Gotfryd, Director
3727 Chesswood Drive
Toronto, ON
M3J 2P6
Tel: (416) 630-2472

Facilitates adoptions from Bulgaria and Russia
World View Adoption Association
130 Westmore Drive, Suite # 5
Toronto, ON
M9V 5E2
Tel: (416) 743-9324
Fax: (416) 745-9778

Facilitates adoptions from India, Guyana, Bangladesh, Pakistan and others plus private domestic adoption in Canada.

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Prince Edward Island
There are no private adoption agencies in Prince Edward Island. For more information, please contact Prince Edward Island's adoption co-ordinator.

Adoption internationale Inc.

Rosalia Szewczuk, Executive Director
4420, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montreal, QC
H3Z 1R2
Tel: (514) 933-4453
Fax: 514-934-3134
Cell: 514-995-3667

Facilitate adoptions to Ukraine

Agence d'adoption « le nid familial au Québec »
1785, Impasse Darsigny
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8S6

Facilitates adoptions to Russia
Agence d'adoption les enfants du Mandé 1241-A , rue Graham-Bell
Boucherville, QC
J4B 6A1
Tel: (450) 641-4682

Facilitates adoptions to Mali and Niger
Alliance des familles du Québec
675, boulevard Samson
Laval, QC
H7X 4C7
Tel: (450) 689-4438
Fax: (450) 689-8839

Facilitates adoptions to Kazakhstan
Appel inc. (Adoption permanente pour enfants latino-américains)
5089, rue Mills
Sherbrooke, QC
J1N 3B6
Phone number: (819) 565-0222

Facilitates adoptions to Colombia
Corporation accueillons un enfant
2900, des Quatre Bourgeois Road, Suite 203
Quebec, QC
G1V 1Y4
Tel: (418) 651-2608

Facilitates adoptions to Haiti
Enfants d'Orient, adoption et parrainage du Québec
12 383, rue Fernand-Gauthier
Montréal, QC
H1E 6C4
Tel: (514) 881-1514

Facilitates adoptions to South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand
Enfants du monde
1600, boulevard Henri-Bourassa Ouest, bureau 400
Montréal, QC
H3M 3E2
Tel: (514) 332-6332
Toll free: 1 800 381-3588

Facilitates adoptions to China
Société d'adoption internationale un enfant heureux inc.
2219, boulevard Shevchenko
Montréal, QC
H8N 2Y1
Tel: (514) 366-8325
Cellular Phone: (514) 812-4542 (President)
Cellular phone: (514) 994-9484 (Vice-president)

Facilitates adoptions to Ukraine
Société d'adoption parents sans frontières
3, rue des Goélettes
Varennes, QC
J3X 2A2
Phone number: (450) 652-1992

Facilitates adoptions to China
Société d'adoption québécoise une grande famille
120, rue Chestnut
Baie d'Urfé, QC
H9X 2L9

Facilitates adoptions to Russia
Société formons une famille inc.
2120, rue Sherbrooke Est, bureau 1101
Montréal, QC
H2K 1C3
Tel: (514) 287-7290 (Montréal area)
Tel: (418) 386-3080 (Québec area)
Tel: (418) 276-2404 (Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean area)

Facilitates adoptions to Cambodia, China, Peru, Vietnam and the Philippines
Soleil des nations
925, rue Laviolette
Trois-Rivières, QC
G9A 1V9
Tel: (819) 693-3223

Facilitates adoptions to Columbia and Haiti
TDH pour les enfants inc.
2520, rue Lionel-Groulx, 3e étage
Montréal, QC
H3J 1J8
Tel: (514) 937-3325

Facilitates adoptions to Honduras, Moldavia, Vietnam and Ukraine
There are no private adoption agencies in Saskatchewan. For more information, please contact Saskatchewan's adoption co-ordinator.
There are no private adoption agencies in Yukon. For more information, please contact Yukon's adoption co-ordinator.

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