Adopt4Life–Ontario’s Adoptive Parent Association, is a community of people with lived experience of adoption, that strengthens and empowers parents to achieve permanency for children so that they reach their full potential.


We believe that all adoptive, kin, and customary care parents have a right to advocacy, support and guidance throughout their lifelong journey.



Adopt4Life would like to thank the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) for investing in permanency for adoptive families and understanding the critical importance of Parent2Parent Support. We are truly #strongertogether

Programs & Resources

Recent Articles

This June, Adopt4Life shares stories from those touched by the issues in and around LGBTQ2S+ as we close in on the upcoming Pride celebration. In between these stories, we will be exploring FMNI narratives in light of National Aboriginal History Month.

In addition, we invite you to read some of our stories from last year's LGBTQ2S+ and FMNI Campaign.

From May 21 to 27, in partnership with our friends at PCMH, Adopt4Life strives to continue the conversation and spread awareness about Children's Mental Health, and how it affects so many families. It Is our hope that with continued dialogue, we can help end stigma, assist in advocating for more supports and services, and shine the light on the brave families willing to share their triumphs, struggles, and everything in between. Throughout this week, please join us as we share blogs written by families supported by PCMH and Adopt4life as well as share information, articles other tips. It is through partnering  with instrumental organizations like PCMH, that truly shows we are #StrongerTogether


We are delighted to announce that Adopt4Life will be participating in Toronto Pride events on June 23 and 24, 2018!  We hope you can join us on Saturday, Sunday, or both days! Help us spread the word to all your friends and family, and join us in celebrating our vibrant LGBTQ2S+ community! Details on how to participate, including volunteer opportunities, follow below. Hope to see you there!

Volunteer opportunities available


Register to join us in the Parade

Participants needed for research on employment insurance benefits for adoptive, customary care, and Kin parents by Carolyn McLeod, PhD  Western University.

The survey can be found at:


Openness Photo Contest

Congratulations to all of our winners! They are featured in our December 2018 Newsletter.

Adopt4Life will be hosting a photo contest that shows what openness in adoption looks like for our families. We are looking for candid, vibrant images that capture what openness looks like for you and your family. There are prizes to be won! Only in Ontario.

The deadline for entries was November 30th, 2017.

Contest Gallery