How It Works

Once you're a member of Adopt4Life, one of our Provincial Parent Liaisons will initially welcome all new parents and get to know your individual needs. Regional Parent Liaisons will then work with you to offer the supports most appropriate for your family.  Those can include awareness and advocacy within your school system and community, including connecting you with local resources such as doctors, therapists, and mental health professionals who understand the unique needs of adopted children.  You'll also be introduced to our private social communities, where our members can share their similar experiences and learn from each other.  In many cases, it will be possible to match families with other adoptive families with similar situations, in informal buddy or mentor relationships, to facilitate in-person support.

All Parent Liaisons will also work collaboratively to connect parents with additional resources and adoption education programs from the Adoption Council of Ontario, Ministry of Children & Youth Services, as well as local Ontario Children’s Aid Societies.
 

 

Getting Started

With just a few simple steps, you can get connected to the Parent2Parent Support Network:

  1. Become a member of Adopt4Life.  It's free to join.
  2. On your membership registration, select 'Yes' to receiving Parent2Parent Support.  One of our Parent Liaisons will contact you directly.
  3. Join one of our private social communities to start immediately learning and sharing with other adoptive parents:
 

Join Our Online Communities

To learn more about our Parent2Parent online and Face-to-Face support groups, please explore these links:

 
Private group for adopt-ready parents in Ontario

Private group for adopt-ready parents in Ontario

Private group for awaiting parents in Ontario

Private group for awaiting parents in Ontario

 
 

Meet Our Parent Liaisons

Get to know our staff by heading the Our Team page.