Canada Adopts! was born in 2001, but its roots go back three years earlier.

That’s when late one night we got the call that would change our lives: A woman said she had seen our parent profile online and wanted to know if we would be interested in adopting her baby.

Within weeks, we became parents.

We figured that if connecting online with birthparents work for us, it could work for others too.  And so we launched Canada Adopts!

The site was such a novel concept at the time that it made front page news across the country.

Some adoption professionals were mortified. They feared that allowing hopeful parents and birthparents to meet online and make their own choices would turn the adoption process upside down. 

And it has, in a good way.

Since then, we’ve helped create dozens of loving families through open adoption. We look forward to creating many more.