Description & Services
Public Comments Adoption Coordinators: 
Heather MacLachlan; 705-949-0162 Ext 259;  
Patti Stefanizzi; 705-949-0162 Ext 233;  
Lee-Ann Pettenuzzo; 705-949-0162 Ext 270;
Description (Service)
  • Facilitates the adoption process 
  • Provides ongoing support during adoption probation from the Adoption Coordinator 
  • Coordinates support groups for parenting after adoption 
  • Coordinates support groups for families waiting to parent 
  • Provides non-identifying information from records to adult adopted persons, birth parents, birth grandparents, birth siblings and birth aunts/uncles
Parent Resources for Information and Development and Education (PRIDE) 
  • Teaches a component of the Ontario Practice Model for the assessment, preparation and ongoing support of resource families, both Adoption and Foster
Focuses on the following topics: 
  • Connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime  
  • Meet other prospective adoptive parents  
  • Opportunity to ask questions from experienced adoptive parents  
  • Participate as a member of a professional team  
  • Provincial resources available for support  
  • Reinforcing a child's heritage and cultural identity  
  • Supporting relationships for children  
  • Understand the impact of positive, day to day experiences  
  • Understanding the needs of children
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-949-0162
Toll Free Phone 1-888-414-3571
Fax 705-949-4747
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 191 Northern Ave E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4H8
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Intersection Northern Ave E and Reid St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)