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Children's Bridge (The)

Alternate Name OCR ; The Childrens Bridge
Former Name The Children's Bridge Adoption Consultants (2013) ; The Children's Bridge International Adoption Consultants
Legal Name The Children's Bridge
Location & Accessibility
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
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
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 
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
Service Categories Adoption Services
Waiting List Yes, varies by country
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-226-2112
Crisis Phone Given to families in process
Social Media Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Karyn Bakelaar, Executive Director; Phone: 613-226-2112 ext 2; Email:
Other Details
Established 1990's
Funding Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is elected every three years.
Print Material Free information booklet on request * Other booklets on country specific information and supports provided to members only.
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and international countries that have ratified The Hague Convention.

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