Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Adoption Unit

Record #: CDR0174
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020
Last Full Update: 18 Dec 2020

Record Details

Social Media 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 
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Ontario ; Peel Region
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
Intersection Bloor St W and St. Thomas St.
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 416-327-4742
Fax 416-212-6799
E-Mail adoption.unit@ontario.ca
Website www.children.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Intake Worker
Alternate Contact Theresa Mills, Manager,; Phone: 416-327-4736; Email: Theresa.Mills@ontario.ca

Other Details

Funding Provincial
Service Level (30) Provincial Government


Subjects Adoption ; Adoption records