To provide support and guidance to adoptive families throughout their journey from the moment they are matched with their children through to adulthood.


What differentiates Adopt4Life from other Adoption organizations?

We are Ontario’s Adoptive Parent Association

 

Inclusive of ALL Ontario adoptive parents, including:

  • public

  • private

  • international

  • kin care

  • customary care

  • moral adoption.

 

Our mandate involves

Advocating at the government level for an improved adoption process and for better servicesPersonalized intake and on-going support from the point of being paper-ready (SAFE homestudy and PRIDE completion)

 

1. ADVOCATING FOR ADOPTIVE PARENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC 

We are an agent of positive change for adoptive  parents by publically advocating on behalf of Ontario’s adoptive parents, informing and educating those in power. We also bring our message to the general public.

Our goals are

Through advocating and campaigning we engage and guide decision makers in taking action towards making Ontario a leader as a place to build family through adoption.

Ensure that prospective adoptive parents are matched as quickly as possible to their children. Ensure each adoptive parent is given all the tools and support needed to help     their child reach their full potentialEnsure funding is not a barrier to public adoption and that subsidy and post adoption support/services are in place and available.

2. SUPPORTING 

We accompany you throughout your journey!

PRE PLACEMENT:
Once they are “paper ready” (homestudy and PRIDE Training completed), we are here to help them connect to others, allowing them share their hopes and challenges in a safe environment.

AT PLACEMENT:
Once parents are matched to their child, we can help by answering questions and developing a transition plan, or simply connecting them to other parents who can mentor and offer support.

POST ADOPTION:
If you need support to advocate on behalf of  your child and family needs to agencies, schools, and other service providers, we will help build your case and advocate along side with you.

We also work collaboratively with other organizations such as ACO (Adoption Council of Ontario).