Mission Statement

Adopt4Life—Ontario’s Adoptive Parent Association is a community of people with lived experience of adoption, kinship and customary care. Its mission is to strengthen and empower parents and caregivers to create permanency within a family for children, so that they can reach their full potential.

Vision Statement

We believe that all adoptive parents and kin and customary caregivers have a right to advocacy, support and guidance.

Our Goals

Adopt4Life’s priorities and initiatives fall under three main areas:


Our model is based on peer support, with individualized professional support, as the need arises.


We represent adoptive, kin and customary care families’ voices at meetings, and do outreach and awareness work with key stakeholders and decision makers.


Adopt4Life creates partnerships with local organizations and agencies to share knowledge and link families with the best possible resources and services. We are stronger together!