Site: Central Region

Contact Information
Alternate Name Adopt4Life - Ontario’s Adoptive Parents’ Association
Office Phone 519-588-7485
Toll Free Phone 1-888-274-6222 ext 107
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Heather Richardson, Parent Liaison, Adopt4Life - Central Region; Phone: (phone or text) (Cell) 519-588-7485
Primary Executive Julie Despartis, Executive Director / Founder; Phone: 1-888-274-6222; Email:
Description (Site) Locations vary - services provided in community
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
Guelph, ON
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Group locations
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Peer support network for adoptive, kinship, and customary care families.
Description (Service) Network of support for kin, customary care, and adoptive parents and caregivers to achieve permanency for children. Advocacy, guidance, resources and community connections are provided at any point in the care journey so that children may reach their full potential. 
* advice on local resources 
* online and face-to-face support groups 
* one-on-one support 
* mentor and buddy matching
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Adoptive, kinship, customary care families and those considering permanency options, including people considering adoption or in the adoption application process, foster parents and adoption professionals
Application To register, complete the Join our Community form on the website and receive follow-up e-mail.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2014
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Service Categories Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups ; Adoption Services ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Kinship Caregivers ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Kinship Caregivers ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Adoption/Foster Care Issues