Adoption.ca – Adoption Council of Canada
Based in Ottawa, Canada, the Adoption Council of Canada helps raise public awareness about adoption, promote the placement of children, and they stress the importance of post-adoption services through their website, Adoption.ca. The website offers a resource library, conference planning, referrals, and a quarterly newsletter. The ACC is a national non-profit organization and they receive very little funding from the Canadian Government. The Adoption organization relies heavily on donations and support from the membership and the general public.
Visitors to Adoption.ca can read their mission statement, and core beliefs as well as news and events from the Adoption Council. Organizations and individuals who would like their news items included on Adoption.ca may email them to Sarah Pedersen and Robin Hilborn, the volunteers who maintain the News section of the site. An email address is provided on the Adoption site. A News Archive is also available for visitors to the site to read.
For folks interested in or already planning an adoption, Adoption.ca provides resources about adoption legislation, FAQs, a glossary of terms, statistics, and principles of adoption. As adoption in Canada varies based on province or territory, Adoption.ca also provides specific adoption information for each province and territory in Canada. Information for New Brunswick and Quebec is available in both English and French and details for other provinces and territories in offered in English only. A variety of videos covering adoption topics are also provided on the website. Video include the titles “Adoption Recruitment,” “Adoption & Truth,” and “Birth Mothers Never Forget.”