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Mission and Values

Mission and Values

The Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) is the only national umbrella organization for adoption in Canada.

The mission of the Adoption Council of Canada, while broadly serving the entire adoption community of adopted persons,birth families, and adoptive families, focuses on three main objectives:

  1. To raise awareness about the number of children available for adoption in Canada’s child welfare system, and to facilitate programs that will promote the placement of waiting children in permanent loving families.
  2. To connect with provincial adoption agencies and organizations and support them in our common goals, by assisting them in communicating with government and the private sector about their specific provincial challenges.
  3. To recognize and promote the need for post-adoption supports for all members of the adoption community. The ACC strongly believes that education, communication and connection to medical, social, psychological and educational resources are essential in ensuring the success and longevity of adoptive family relationships.

Mission and ValuesThe ACC is also the number one resource for current Canadian adoption news, publications, educational resources, events and provincial adoption links.

The ACC believes in demonstrating consideration and respect for all members of the adoption constellation, and in the fundamental right of all persons to have open access to adoption records and to their birth history.