The Adoption Council of Canada is Canada’s national voice for adoption, unifying communities’ commitments to permanency for waiting children and youth. We support and encourage people along their adoption journey, connecting them to the families and resources they need. Our vision is a permanent, supported family for every waiting child and youth in Canada.


As Canada’s only national, non-profit, charitable organization serving adopted persons, adoptive families, and birth families, we are focused on the need to raise awareness about the approximately 30,000 children and youth in government care across Canada who need permanent families (through kinship care, customary care, legal guardianship and adoption). We also facilitate programs that promote the placement of waiting children and youth in permanent, safe, loving and culturally competent families.

*the Adoption Council of Canada is not an adoption agency.