Child Adoption in Ontario

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WATCH: How do child adoptions work in Ontario?

The above video explores how child adoptions work in Ontario. We explore the five types of adoption, the steps involved, and some of the myths about adoption.


Each type of adoption varies greatly in cost and length of time it will take to adopt a child. The five main types of adoption are as follows:

  • Public

  • Private

  • International

  • Adoption of a stepchild

  • and adopting a birth relative (known as a kinship adoption)

If you'd like to meet with a family lawyer to discuss a child adoption in Ontario, you can click here to make an appointment.