Other resources



Looking for more resources? Check out our list of other adoption-related websites. The listing is broken up alphabetically, and by topic.

Please note: AFABC takes no responsibility for the content of externally linked websites. 

Adoption information | Attachment | Breastfeeding | Children and youth | Documentation | Drugs and alcohol | Family support resources | Finances | GLBTQ | Government | Infertility | Licensed adoption agencies | Search and reunion | Special needs | Transracial and international

Adoption information
Adoption Council of Canada
Adoption Council of Ontario
Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan
Adopt4Life Ontario
Alberta Adoption 
BC Adoption Act

BC Employment Standards Act > Parental Leave
BC Family Law Act
Canada’s Waiting Kids
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada
Ministry of Children and Family Development
New Brunswick Ministry of Social Development: Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children 
Quebec Adoption

Attach - Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children
Attachment & Trauma Network
Forest Cottage Centre
Institute for Attachment & Child Development


Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource
La Leche League International

Children and youth
B.C. Representative for Children and Youth
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
Society for Children and Youth of B.C.
Speak-Out Youth Zone

Apostille – Authentication and Legalization of Canadian Documents
Notarizing your documents before authentication and legalization

Drugs and alcohol
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Family support resources
BC Council for Families
BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations
Canada Adopts
Find Support BC
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Indigenous Perspectives Society
Métis Family Services
Parent Support Services of BC
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society

National Bank of Canada > Adoption loans
Post Adoption Assistance Program

Gay Fathers of Greater Boston
Families Like Mine

Rainbow Families of Vancouver Meetup

Vancouver Gay Dads Meetup

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
Service Canada > Employment Insurance and Parental Benefits

Infertility Network
InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination

Internet Health Resources

Licensed adoption agencies 
The Adoption Center of British Columbia

Sunrise Family Services Society

Search and reunion
BC Adoption Reunion Registry
BC Vital Statistics
Canadian Adoptees Registry
Forget Me Not Family Society
Origins Canada: Supporting those separated by adoption

Special needs
The Asante Centre
Find Support BC
Sunnyhill Health Centre for Children

Transracial and international
Blur Digital
Dr. Joseph Crumbley
Eastern European Adoption Coalition
Empowering Adopted Children of Color in the Face of Racism and Discrimination
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption

Families with Children from Viet Nam

Guatemala Adoptive Families Network
Hague Convention regarding international adoption
PACT: An Adoption Alliance
Tips on international adoption travel

Vietnam Adoption

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