The New Brunswick Adoption Foundation celebrates 20 years of promoting and supporting adoption and permanency

The New Brunswick Adoption Foundation is celebrating 20 years of promoting and supporting adoption, launching the SEEDS OF COMPASSION CAMPAIGN, and is calling for annual Award nominations.

"We are so proud of our last 20 years of advocating for New Brunswick's most vulnerable children. Children who need and deserve a healthy, safe, and permanent family. We have been here to advocate for children, to promote adoption and permanency, and to support adoptive families." says Suzanne Kingston, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Adoption. "We will be celebrating the lives transformed, the families who opened their hearts and their homes, and the many who help along the way."

"We are delighted to have Diane Lord chair our SEEDS OF COMPASSION CAMPAIGN." says John Eisner, chair of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation.

"Over the last 20 years, many have been cultivators, planting the seeds of compassion in support of the Foundation. We are very grateful! This campaign helps us continue to nurture this precious garden for years to come!" says Diane Lord. "We have passed our campaign's halfway mark with over $50,000 in support. Special thanks to Acadia Broadcasting as the Legacy Donor and the Medavie Health Foundation as our "Seeds of Compassion Presenting Donor."

An anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Kingsbrae Gardens in Saint Andrews to thank the many contributors and to celebrate the families created. We will also recognize the 2022 Erminie Cohen Compassion Award recipient in memory of the Late Senator Erminie Cohen.

The Foundation welcomes donations to the Seeds of Compassion Campaign, and is calling for nominations for the 2022 Erminie Cohen Compassion Award.


The vision of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation is that every child or youth in the care of the Province is part of a permanent family. The mission of the NB Adoption Foundation is to promote, support, and advocate for the adoption of all children and youth in the permanent care of the New Brunswick government and to partner with organizations that share similar goals.

An important branch of the foundation is the “NB Adoption Support Network” which gives people who are considering or waiting to adopt, adoptive families, and those working within the field of adoption, the opportunity to connect, share information, and support one another.


Suzanne Kingston
Executive Director
t: (506) 832-0676

Patricia Conan Estabrooks
Communications Coordinator
t: (506) 383-3693