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“We adopted from your organization two and a half years ago. We added to our family a little girl two years of age. She has brightened our family immensely. We had four boys at the time that she came. She is the princess in our family; her brothers love her to pieces. Having her has blessed our family many times over. We cannot imagine life without her.

We have had many opportunities to direct other adopting families to your wonderful organization and have been able to tell them of our great experience of adopting through you. Please keep up the marvellous work you do in all those children’s lives.”

-          Adoptive family, British Columbia, March 2005


The Adoption Council of Canada is Canada’s voice for adoption. We envision a world where every child and youth in Canada has a permanent, supported family. We know that permanency can come through adoption, legal guardianship, kinship care or customary care.

We support and encourage people like you along your adoption journey. We will help to connect you to the resources you need as you build your family.

There are thousands of children and youth in the care of our provinces and territories who are waiting for permanent families. There are thousands of families across Canada, including you, who are willing to adopt – but most prospective parents don’t know enough about the children and youth who need permanent homes. Maybe you are among the families who would like to learn more about the kinds of supports waiting and children need.

We hope this website, and our website, will provide you with some of the information you are seeking.


Sign Up!

If you would like to receive a password to view the pictures and profiles of the waiting children and youth listed on our site, please follow the instructions in the link and sign up here. 

If you want to upload your own family profile to our database of waiting families, please register with us. Once you have filled out a family information form and paid the $50 registration fee, which is good for one year, we will post your profile on the website. The fees cover our administrative costs.

Social workers from across Canada who have registered with us will be able to visit the family profile page, to help them in their search for families for the children/youth on their caseloads.

In order to be able to complete an "Expression of Interest" for any of the waiting children, youth or sibling groups profiled on our website, you must first register, complete your family information form and pay the $50.00 registration fee. Once we have processed this, the Expression of Interest section will become visible to you. 

We will then connect you with the social worker for the waiting child, children, or youth(s).

Thank you for visiting Canada’s Waiting Children, and for your interest in the children and youth who need permanent families.

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