Welcome to Adopt4Life—Ontario’s Adoptive Parent Association!

Adopt4Life would like to thank the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services for investing in permanency for adoptive, kinship and customary care families and understanding the critical importance of Parent2Parent Support.
We are truly stronger together.


Founded in 2014, Adopt4Life supports and advocates for Ontario’s adopt-ready parents, adoptive parents, and kinship and customary caregivers. Each member of our team and Board has lived experience of adoption, so we understand your journey and are happy to accompany you every step of the way. We serve parents and caregivers across the province and use a peer-support model to strengthen families.

Our community is a safe and nurturing place for families formed through public, private, international or moral adoption as well as kinship and customary care. The children we serve span the age ranges of newborn to young adult and have experienced a broad range of early life experiences. Some are living with medical or mental health diagnoses, attachment challenges, developmental trauma and other unique needs.

Through special-focus and local support groups, a buddy and mentor network, webinars, virtual and in-person meet-ups, and advocacy work, we help create resilient families. Adopt4Life collaborates with partner organizations to ensure every family has the best possible services and supports. Our services are free, and we operate as a not-for-profit organization, with charitable status. At Adopt4Life, we believe in the power of family and permanency to help children and youth meet their potential. Explore our website to learn more about how we can help you!


Joining our community is free and enables community parents and caregivers to connect through our confidential Parent2Parent support network. We offer in-person support, advocacy, buddy and mentor matching, online social communities and support groups, and interactive webinars with adoption, kin and customary care experts and families.

Who can join?

Anyone touched by adoption, including:

  • People thinking about adopting

  • Individuals and couples in the adoption application process

  • Adoptive parents (by means of private, public, international and moral adoption)

  • Kinship caregivers

  • Customary caregivers

  • Foster parents

  • Adoption professionals

Adopt4Life is a registered Canadian charity. Your gift directly supports families formed through adoption and kin and customary care. When adoptive parents and caregivers are struggling; when they are working on forming secure attachments; when they are helping their child through grief, loss and trauma; when they’re feeling isolated and alone; and when they need help accessing critical supports and services for their children, Adopt4Life is there. Whether you or your loved ones want to give once or give monthly, we can provide a charitable tax receipt. Your gift will make a powerful and immediate impact in helping all children thrive in families