New Brunswick Adoption Support Network
A program of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation
An avenue for adoptive families, prospective adoptive parents, and professionals to exchange information, share experiences, ideas, strategies and support.


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What types of programs does the Network offers:

  • Parent group meetings for parents at all stages of the adoption process.
  • Gatherings for adoptive parents and their children.
  • One-on-one support from other adoptive parents. 
  • Educational and information workshops, sessions and conferences.
  • Telephone & online peer support.

Contact us:

Southeast NB Region: 
506-383-3693 or

Saint John, Charlotte County & Sussex Region:
Catherine Derry Regional NB Adoption Support Network Coordinator
506 642-3210 or 

Northeast NB Region: 
Therese Hache, Regional NB Adoption Support Network Coordinator 
506 333-7976, or


For more information contact Catherine Derry at or 506 642-3210

Our vision is to expand the Adoption Support Network throughout NB.
If you live outside the regions listed above, we want hear from you.
506-642-3210 or


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Scroll down to see the New Brunswick Adoption's Public Awareness Work "Kids Can't Wait"...





Did you know?

At present there are several hundred children

in the permanent care of the Minister of Social Development

with this number increasing by as many as

100 children every year. Many of the children have

special needs, like a brother and sister who would

like to stay together. Some have different cultural backgrounds,

some are emotionally and physically fragile,

and some were exposed to drugs or alcohol in-utero.

These children range in age from 2 to teenage years.

Many are aged 12 and older.




Some stats...

Nearly half or more of children in the permenant care of the Province of NB are aged 12 and older.

For many New Brunswick teens turning 19 really means “out on your own.”

The Average Age for a Young Adult raised in his own family to leave their home of origin and set up a “real” home...26.

The Average age that young adults raised in their own families consider themselves settled into a “real job” with some promise of security, benefits, and full time hours...28.

A recent Canadian study states that within 2 to 4 years of leaving foster care:


Check out this video to see Zoe's story of being adopted as a teen...


Adoption can and does

make the difference!