Licensed agencies and individuals for private domestic adoptions

If you are going through the private domestic adoption process (you are privately adopting a child who lives in Canada), contact one of these agencies or individuals to help you complete the required steps.

Licensed agencies for private domestic adoptions

Find a private adoption agency that can place children for domestic adoption in Ontario. All agencies on this list are licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Beginnings Family Services
Medical Arts Building
#520 – One Young Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1T8
Tel: 905-528-6665
Fax: 905-528-6589
Email: info@beginnings.ca

Children's Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario
25 Tresillian Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3H 1L5
Tel: 416-923-7771
Fax: 1-416-513-0505
Email: michael@ontarioadoptions.com

JFJ Hope Centre Adoption Services
#5 – 6655 Kitimat Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 6J4
Tel: 905-821-7494
Fax: 905-821-6311
Email: helpline@jfjhopecentre.ca

Licensed individuals for private domestic adoptions

Find an individual who is a private adoption licensee and can place children for domestic adoption in Ontario. All individuals on this list are licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

London
David R. Nash
140 Fullarton Street
Suite 1800
London, Ontario
N6A 5P2
Tel: 519-672-5666
Fax: 519-672-2674
Email: nash@mckenzielake.com

Ottawa
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

Stratford
Kathryn M. Ritsma
6 Wellington Street
P.O. Box 846
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 6W3
Tel: 519-271-6770
Fax: 519-271-9261
Email: ritsma@stratfordlawyers.com

Timmins
Justin Ellery
135 Algonquin Blvd. East
Timmins, Ontario
P4N 1A6
Tel: 705-288-0206
Fax: 705-264-3297
Email: info@adoptionone.ca

Toronto
Cheryl Appell
#306 – 10 Alcorn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 3A9
Tel: 416-927-0891
Fax: 416-927-0385
Email: appell@dicksonappell.com

Licensed agencies and individuals for private international adoptions

Find agencies and individuals that can help you adopt a child from certain specified countries outside of Canada. If you are going through the international adoption process, contact one of these agencies or individuals to help you complete the required steps.

All agencies and individuals on this list are licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to facilitate adoptions from the specific countries.

Adoptionworx (Canada) Inc. 
Victoria O’Toole
Tel: 416-236-7337
Fax: 416-233-2762
Email: adoptionworx@rogers.com 
Countries: Albania

CARC-International Adoption
Valeriu Moraru
148 Banff Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 2P7
Tel: 416-224-9642
Fax: 416-227-9377
Email: carc-toronto@rogers.com 
Countries: Romania (Romanian nationals only), Ukraine (temporary moratorium, not accepting clients)

Cheryl Appell
#306 – 10 Alcorn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 3A9
Tel: 416-927-0891
Fax: 416-927-0385
Email: appell@dicksonappell.com 
Countries: Morocco

Children’s Resource & Consultation Centre of Ontario 
Mr. Michael Blugerman
25 Tresillian Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3H 1L5
Tel: 416-923-7771
Fax: 1-416-513-0505
Email: michael@ontarioadoptions.com 
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Morocco, USA

Cornerstone Adoption Agency
Patricia Russell
213 Byron Street South, Suite 201
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 4P7
Tel: 905-666-1211
Fax: 905-666-1215
Email: info@cornerstoneadoption.ca 
Countries: India, Jamaica, Philippines, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Family by Adoption Inc.
Ms. Sharon Gollert
Executive Director
6 Sakura Way, Suite # 266
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 1Z5
Tel: 416-449-0018
Fax: 416-449-0243
Email: jborgia@familybyadoption.com 
Countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, Haiti (not accepting new clients), Jamaica, Nigeria (Lagos only), South Africa

Loving Heart International Adoption Agency
Elena Georgiev
75 Wynford Heights Crescent, Unit 406
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 3H9
Tel: 416-223-4997
Fax: 416-250-8977
Email: info@lovingheartadopt.com
Countries: Bulgaria, Lithuania, Macedonia, Serbia

The Children’s Bridge
Anita James
300 Greenbank Road, Unit 62
Ottawa, Ontario
K2H 0B6
Tel: 613-226-2112
Email: info@childrensbridge.com 
Countries: India, South Korea (not accepting new clients), Thailand, USA