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Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events


Adoption Workshops – Free

Throughout the year Adoption Options hosts free workshops on a range of adoption topics.  The website will be update as workshops are added.


Andrea Dixon, HBSW RSW MA (Counselling Psychology)
Psychotherapist & Registered Social Worker
Monarch Child & Family Therapy

Tuesday November 29, 2022
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Zoom)

The workshop will help parents gain insight into their child’s adoption experience and learn ways to talk to their child about adoption at all stages of development.

Topics will range from telling the child about their birth parents, knowing what information to provide to your child and when, and learning how to create an open atmosphere that promotes healthy conversations about the adoption experience.

There will also be two guest speakers to provide real-life experiences and challenges they have faced from the perspective of an adoptive parent and an adult adoptee.



Free Information Evenings

We recommend this session as a first step for those exploring the possibility of adopting. The free evening session has been developed to provide prospective adoptive parents with insight into private and intercountry adoption.  The session will provide information about the adoption process as well as information about our agency.   To register please click on the date/session you would like to attend and you will be redirected to the online registration.

Upcoming Online Information Sessions:

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Education Seminars

Adoption Options provides education seminars for those proceeding with an adoption application.

Upcoming Education Seminars:

  • January 28 & 29, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • May 27 & 27, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • September 23 & 24, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)

To register for the education seminar you must have completed an application for adoption with Adoption Options.  Please call Adoption Options at 774-0511 or email for more information about starting the adoption process.

Conceiving Dreams

 Conceiving Dreams Dinner and Trivia Night

The 20th Conceiving Dreams Dinner & Trivia Night will be on Saturday November 4, 2023 at Canad Inns Polo Park.  Buy Tickets

If you are interesting in supporting the event by sponsoring or donating please click on the link for more information.   2023 Request Letter

Thank you to everyone who supported the 19th Conceiving Dreams Dinner & Trivia Night held on Saturday October 29, 2022.  Please click on the link for full list of sponsors 2022 CDD Sponsors

The Conceiving Dreams Dinner & Trivia Night is an annual event.  It is an evening of fun where tables compete against each other in a live interactive trivia game.  In addition to the trivia game, evening highlights include a great meal, auctions, 50/50 draw, and a grand prize.

The proceeds from Conceiving Dreams allow AO to focus on increasing public awareness and leads to financial security enabling AO to continue to provide ongoing services to Birthparents, Adoptees and Adoptive Parents.