Record Details
Social Media Website Website: www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/adoption/index.aspx
Social Media Website
Description & Services
Description Adoption 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 
www.mcss.gov.on.ca 
 
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Persons wanting to adopt/looking for birth relatives
Fees Service - $15 for a copy of an adoption order
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Address & Map
101 Bloor St W, 6th Flr
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z7
 
View Google Map
Intersection Bloor St W/St. Thomas St.
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 416-327-4742
Fax 416-212-6199
E-Mail adoption.unit@ontario.ca
Website www.children.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Intake Worker
Alternate Contact Milli New, Coordinator, Private & International Adoptions; Phone: 416-327-4736
Other Details
Service Level (30) Provincial Government
Subjects
Subjects Adoption ; Adoption records

211 Niagara
211 Simcoe
211 Toronto
Brant Community Information Network
Community Link North Simcoe
Inform Durham
Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, & Victoria Counties
Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant
Halton Community Services Database
Inform Hamilton
Kenora Rainy River
Kelowna, British Columbia
Ottawa Community Services
Saint John, New Brunswick
Thunder Bay District
Volunteer & Information Kingston
Wellington County & Guelph
211 South West Ontario
York Region Community Information & Volunteer Centre
York North Community Information & Volunteer Database

Please use the "Suggest an Update" link to suggest changes to records.

Records in this database contain links to external mapping software and are provided as a convenience to the user. Community Information Partners Peel cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the maps provided by these external applications and the user is urged to confirm the location independently.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this database is accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive. Community Information Partners Peel cannot assume liability resulting from errors or omissions. Inclusion or omission of a program or service is not a comment on its quality.