Information Services
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Weekly Update from the Executive Director
  • Information Sessions across Canada
  • Resource Referral Services across Canada
  • Listserve cbridgechat, cbridgegeneral, cbridgechina, cbridgekorea, cbridgethailand, cbridgevietnam cbridgeAdopt4Plus, Cultural Events/Playgroups/Networking


  • Playgroups and Family Networking in cities across Canada
  • Lunar New Year Celebrations
  • Cooking Classes
  • Language Classes
  • Culture Camps
  • Kids Klub and Teen Group
  • Annual Summer Picnics across Canada
  • Dragon Boat Teams

Preparation for Adoption

  • AdopTALK parenting series
  • The Adoption and Parenting Resource Kit
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Volunteer Regional Coordinators in each major city across Canada
  • Professional staff in Ottawa and Toronto to answer your questions and provide support at each stage of your adoption journey

Post Adoption Support

  • Post AdopTALK
  • Parent Groups
  • Educational Seminars
    • Children’s Bridge key note speakers have included:
      Holly Van Gulden, Dee Paddock, Barbara Coloroso, Dr. Dana Johnson, Susan Cox and Beth O’Malley.
  • Workshops
    • Behaviour Management, School Age Workshop “Empowering Your Children”, Talking to Your Child About Adoption through the Ages and Stages, Life Books, Kid’s Adopt Talk Group and Children with Special Needs,
  • Playgroups and Family Networking in cities across Canada
  • Post Adoption Follow Up Calls
  • Kids Klub (6-12 year olds)
  • Teens Group (13 –1 6 year olds)
  • Community resource referrals for your city
  • Post Adoption Volunteer Coordinators

*Please note, many of these services are centred in the Toronto/Ottawa corridor. Please contact your Regional Coordinator, Post Adoption Coordinator or the Children’s Bridge to find out about services in your region.

Post Adoption Consultation Service

  • The Children’s Bridge is pleased to offer our Post Adoption Consultation service for adoptive families which includes: scheduled telephone/skype call, email correspondence and identification of resources specific to the needs of the family, child or youth or the country the child has been adopted from.

    The fee for consultation is $75.00 CDN per hour.

    Please note, this fee is not charged for our initial 6 months post adoption follow-up calls when Children’s Bridge families are first home from country with their child.

    To book a Post Adoption Consultation, please contact Karyn Bakelaar, Darlene Catton , or Cathy Murphy.

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