In the NWT, our children are our most treasured gift.  Being a parent is a serious commitment that you make in life towards raising and nurturing children, sharing their happiness and pain and passing down your experiences to the next generation. Becoming a parent is not just a privilege, but a duty and obligation to make sure that your child has the tools he or she needs to become successful in life.

Due to different circumstances, children may need to be raised by a family that they were not born into. There are many children in the NWT that are waiting for adoption homes. Every child deserves a safe and loving family.  

Are you interested in adopting? 

Learn more by reading these brochures:

Adoption Record Changes in Nova Scotia:

Adoption records in Nova Scotia will become open on May 1, 2022. 
The goal is to encourage adopted people (now 19 and over), birth parents and potential birth parents to visit the website about adoption record changes and find out more.

They can also contact Nova Scotia’s Disclosure Program to discuss the options to protect their identity. 
More information on open adoption records is available at 

The Disclosure Program can be reached toll-free (within Canada) at: 1-833-424-2755 or by email: 


Or contact your local Social Services Office in your community or email any questions to