About the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation

The New Brunswick Adoption Foundation provides the private sector, community groups and individuals a vehicle to promote the adoption of children in the permanent care of the Minister of Social Development.

NBAF is an incorporated not-for-profit organization. NBAF was founded in March 2002 and was the first foundation of its kind in Canada.

NBAF is funded through donations, support from the Province of New Brunswick and in-kind support from individuals and corporations who share the Foundation’s vision.

Board of Directors

Robin Drummond – Chair
Monica Gaudet-Justason – Secretary
Tony Gogan – Treasurer
Bernard Paulin
Faye Huestis
Marcelle Mersereau
Norm McFarlane
Jane Mitton MacLean
Edith Doucet
Nat Richard

Hon. Erminie J. Cohen C.M. 
Camille H.Thériault
Louis Léger

Executive Director 
Suzanne Kingston
(506) 832-0676


In 2007, the Honourable Erminie J. Cohen Legacy Fund for Adoption was established to ensure the long term sustainability of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation and in turn ensure the message of the Foundation lives on into the future. The unfortunate reality is that even though many homes have been found there are more and more children entering the system each year. Your donation to the “The Honourable Erminie J. Cohen Legacy Fund for Adoption” will help to ensure this important voice for children continues.


The vision of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation is that every child or youth in the care of the Province is part of a permanent family.

Mission Statement

The mission of the NB Adoption Foundation is to promote, support and advocate for the adoption of all children and youth in the permanent care of the New Brunswick government and to partner with organizations that share similar goals.

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A Family for Life:
A Compendium of Effective and Promising Practices for Facilitating Adoptions from Foster Care