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, Community, and Social Services for investing in permanency for adoptive families and understanding the critical importance of Parent2Parent Support. We are truly #StrongerTogether


Recent Articles

In our ongoing advocacy for expanded Parental Leave Employment Insurance Benefits for adoptive parents, kinship and customary caregivers, Adopt4Life—Ontario’s Adoptive Parents Association and the Adoption Council of Canada are seeking blogs from parents or caregivers across the country. The blogs would highlight your thoughts and hopes about an additional category of EI benefits called “attachment benefits,” which would give children more #TimeToAttach. We are working collaboratively on this initiative with a team of researchers from Western University.


Children who have experienced trauma and loss at an early age are greatly at risk for the effects and impacts of Developmental Trauma. During the month of November starting next week, please join Adopt4Life as we share resources, articles, and blogs to develop a greater understanding of trauma’s affect on children and their parents/caregivers. We are #StrongerTogether. 


Webinar Recordings Now on Youtube

Our recorded webinars are now archived, available for viewing on our Youtube Channel, with the exception of some exclusive webinars that need a request to access.