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Aboriginal Adoption
Interest Groups
Provincial Post
Adoption Registries
Child Welfare First Nations Search and Reunion General

Aboriginal Adoption Interest Groups


Creating Hope Society (Canada) The Creating Hope Society is a non-profit society established to recognize that the sixties and seventies child welfare scoop of Aboriginal children is a continuation of the Residential School era.

First Nations Orphan Association (United States) First Nations Orphan Association (FNOA) offers advocacy to all adoptees/fostered individuals and their families in accordance with our traditional spiritual heritage and the policies of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Families of Adoptees

Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents in Vancouver, B. C., represents Foster Parents providing quality care for Aboriginal children in a nurturning, culturally appropriate environment.

New Directions - Project Opikihiwawin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, provides cross-cultural education and supports for Non-Aboriginal families who have adopted or are fostering Aboriginal children of all life stages to include adult Aboriginal adoptees.

Provincial Post Adoption Registries


Alberta Post Adoption Registry

British Columbia

British Columbia Adoption Reunion Registry


The Southern Manitoba First Nations Repatriation Program is an initiative to locate Canadian First Nations adoptees, especially those who were adopted to the United States.

Manitoba Post Adoption Registry

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Post Adoption Disclosure Services


Newfoundland Post Adoption Services

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Adoption Disclosure


Ontario Adoption Disclosure

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Post Adoption Service


Saskatchewan Post Adoption Services

Child Welfare

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada The purpose of the Caring Society is to promote the well being of all First Nations children, youth, families and communities with a particular focus on the prevention of, and response to, child maltreatment.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (United States) is dedicated to the well-being of all American Indian children and families.

National Youth In Care Network (Canada) The National Youth In Care Network is a national charitable organization completely driven by youth in care (14-24 years of age) across Canada.

First Nations

First Nation Profiles - search for Canadian reserves by First Nation, Tribal Council, Reserve, province or alphabetically (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

See Adoptees and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for information on how to find out if you are registered as a Status Indian.

Looking for a friendly face? Check out the Native Friendship Centers Directory.

Search and Reunion

Parent Finders National Capital Region is an excellent resource for members of the adoption triad.

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