The United Church of Canada sincerely apologizes for our regretful and damaging role in pressured, coerced, or forced adoptions.

Rows of baby cradles covered with white sheets in this black and white archival photo from a maternity ward.
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After many years of faithful work learning from mothers about their experiences, reflecting on our theologies around adoption, and lamenting the results of our former beliefs and practices, The United Church of Canada has apologized for its participation in forced adoptions.

Learn more about the history, background, and decisions behind the Adoption Apology.