Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Adoption Unit

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Record #: CDR0174 Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 10 Mar 2015
Record Details
Social MediaWebsite Website: www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/adoption/index.aspx
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Description & Services
DescriptionAdoption in Ontario can be carried out in four different ways: 
* One of the children's aid societies in Ontario (generally involving Crown wards of the province who are available for adoption) 
* Licensed private adoption agencies or individuals licensed (licensees) by the ministry (generally involving Ontario infants whose parents have decided that adoption is the best option for them) 
* Licensed international adoption agencies (who are authorized to place children from many different countries) 
* The courts in the case of the adoption of Ontario children by their relatives or step-parents (note that "relative" is limited to the child's grandparent, great-uncle, great-aunt, uncle or aunt) 
Licensed service providers are also available to assist birth parents who are considering adoption for their child  
Other interim services under the Accesss to Adoption Records Act include: 
The provision of a copy of the adoption order for an adoption in Ontario 
The provision of non-identifying background information pertaining to a private adoption in Ontario (the children's aid society will have non-identifying information pertaining to a public adoption) 
This information can be obtained from Service Ontario at locations around the province or on-line at: http://www.ontario.ca/en/information_bundle/adoption/111872.html  
For other current services provided by the Adoption Disclosure Unit, contact: 
The Adoption Disclosure Unit 
Ministry of Community and Social Services 
80 Grosvenor Street,  
7th floor, Hepburn Block 
Toronto, Ontario 
M7A 1E9 
Toll-free: 1-800-461-2156 
In Toronto: 416-325-8305 
TTY: 416-325-3408 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityPersons wanting to adopt/looking for birth relatives
FeesService - $15 for a copy of an adoption order
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Contact Information
Address & Map
101 Bloor St W, 6th Flr
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z7
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IntersectionBloor St W/St. Thomas St.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office Phone416-327-4742
Primary ContactIntake Worker
Alternate ContactMilli New, Coordinator, Private & International Adoptions; Phone: 416-327-4736
Other Details
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
SubjectsAdoption ; Adoption records