If private adoption is a leap into the unknown, then here’s a group of specialists who can help you look before you leap.

Private adoption licensees are provincially-licensed specialists who provide a variety of services to both prospective adoptive parents and birth parents in a private adoption. Usually lawyers or social workers, they can help you get your adoption off the ground, and give you a hand with all of the legal work.

Private adoption licensees cover a lot of the same area as private adoption agencies, except that they work individually and are only available in Ontario.
To find out more about what private adoption licensees can offer you, feel free to contact them directly.


Karin Maiterth
60 College Street
Kitchener ON N2H 5A1
Tel: (519) 579-4300
Fax: (519) 579-8745
E-mail: kmaiterth@ggfilaw.com


David R. Nash
140 Fullarton Street
Suite 1800
London ON N6A 5P2
Tel: (519) 672-5666
Fax: (519) 672-2674
E-mail: nash@mckenzielake.com


Andrew Koziar
72 Centre Street North
Oshawa ON L1G 4B6
Tel: (905) 571-3214
Fax: (905) 571-3832
E-mail: koziar@durham.net


Paul Conlin
1719 Bank Street
Suite # 305
Ottawa ON K1V 7Z4
Tel: (613) 737-4140
Fax: (613) 737-7903
E-mail: pconlin@conlinlaw.com

Vasu Naik
Robins Naik LLP
185 Somerset Street West
Suite # 210
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0J2
Tel: (613) 701-1256
Fax: 613-800-4684
Email: vasu@rrnlegalteam.com



Kathryn M. Ritsma
56 Albert Street
P.O. Box 846
Stratford ON N5A 6W3
Tel: (519) 271-6770
Fax: (519) 271-9261
E-mail: ritsma@stratfordlawyers.com

Thunder Bay

Cathy Farrell
1100 – C Memorial Avenue
Suite # 309
Thunder Bay ON P7B 4A3
Tel: (807) 343-9120
Fax: (807) 345-4666
E-mail: nosas@tbaytel.net


Justin Ellery
135 Algonquin Blvd. East
Timmins ON P4N 1A6
Tel: (705) 360-5879
Fax: (705) 264-3297
E-mail: elleryj@personainternet.com


Cheryl Appell
# 306 – 10 Alcorn Avenue
Toronto ON M4V 3A9
Tel: (416) 927-0891
Fax: (416) 927-0385
E-mail: appell@dicksonlawyers.com