Canadian Council of Natural Mothers

A Voice for Mothers who Lost Children to Adoption


A voice to expose the negative treatment of mothers, past and present, in adoption practice, process and law.


A voice of advocacy to unseal adoption records based on social justice and the human rights of people separated by adoption.


A voice for legal, systemic and social protection of mothers and their children, respecting that they are valuable families.


A voice of activism for reform of adoption and elimination of pervading and arising myths, lies and illusions created for adoption promotion.


A voice to validate the lived experiences of mothers and the negative impact of adoption loss in their lives


A voice affirming the Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Spectrum caused by adoption loss for mothers and their children.

  A voice of compassion and support for people separated by adoption.
Canadian Council of Natural Mothers


The Canadian Council of Natural Mothers was founded in 2000 and is an active source of progressive online support with access, in some areas, to affiliated peer support groups. We have actively participated in unsealing adoption records in Alberta (2004) and Ontario (2007).

  • Membership in the CCNM is open to those who support the initiatives voiced above; respect the conditions outlined in the Mothers Bill of Rights; the rights of people separated by adoption to have unfettered access to the information in adoption records about themselves and the adoptive name of their daughter or son, and/or natural parents; and supports the philosophy of keeping families together as a first priority. You may join us if you are:
    • a mother who has lost a child or children to adoption
    • a father who has lost a child or children to adoption
    • a person adopted or a person who grew up in foster care
    • a natural relative in the second circle which includes natural siblings, natural grandparents, natural aunts and uncles
    • a proven advocate in support of the CCNM initiatives
  • The CCNM is not an organization for people who advocate for and promote future adoptions.
  • Membership files are kept confidential.
  • There is no membership fee but a small donation would be welcomed to help pay the costs of office supplies and postage, etc.
  • We have an online CCNM members' email forum, for those interested.

We support the philosophy of family preservation and our practices support this philosophy.

For CCNM membership on the CCNM email forum, contact our moderator, Sam Jones at

JOIN US ON THE CCNM EMAIL FORUM. See Rules and Conditions of membership.

© Canadian Council of Natural Mothers. November 2006, A Voice for Mothers…written by Sandra Jarvie.

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