Children's Bridge (The)

Contact Information
Office Phone 613-226-2112
Crisis Phone Given to families in process
Fax 613-226-8843
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Primary Contact Karyn Bakelaar, Executive Director; Phone: 613-226-2112 ext 2; Email:
Alternate Contact Kayden Cullum, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 613-226-2112 ext 0
Agency Information
Description (Agency) An agency in the 211 Eastern Region service area.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1990's
Primary Executive Karyn Bakelaar, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Darlene Catton, Adoption Program Manager; Phone: 905-836-6776; Email:
Funding Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is elected every three years.
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Licensed, federally incorporated adoption agency * supports families who wish to adopt from the province of Ontario and internationally from the People's Republic of China (Waiting Children China Program), India, South Korea, Thailand, Jamaica, Florida (USA) * HIV + Kids Adoption Program
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * closed during the week of Christmas and New Year
Meetings Information sessions held annually at locations in Ontario and other provinces * check website for upcoming events * extensive pre and post adoption services and workshops held in Ottawa and Toronto regions.
Areas Served Canada - except Québec
Eligibility Age varies by country.
Application Submitted by licensed adoption practitioner to the adoption agency who scrutinizes all documents to submit for an approval by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Languages English
Fees Service - varies by country ; Some banks assist with a loan specific for adoption
Transportation No
Site Information
Located In Community Nepean
Address & Map
1400 Clyde Ave, Suite 221
Ottawa, ON K2G 3J2
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Intersection Merivale Rd and Clyde Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Adoption Services

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