Adoption By Choice was the first licensed open adoption agency in Alberta in 1989 and has been a leader in adoption services for more than 25 years. The scope of adoption services has broadened over the years, and at the center of all of our services is our mission:


To bring Safety, Permanency and Happiness to Children.


A fundamental value at the center of every adoption plan is the best interests of the child. We work in partnership with government and community services to provide child centered and family focused adoption services. We have been helping birth parents and adoptive parents together for more than 25 years and help to facilitate many adoption placements each year. Our staff  have personal experience with adoption in a variety of ways and bring both a passion and deep understanding of adoption issues to their work at Adoption By Choice. 

Our Mission

To bring Safety,  Permanency and
Happiness to Children

Carol H. Lamb, M.S.W., R.S.W


Carol Lamb is the founder of Adoption By Choice which was licensed as an Open Adoption Agency in 1989.  Carol earned a Bachelor of Art’s from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 1980 Carol moved to west Calgary and was employed as the obstetrical social worker for the General Hospital. In 1984, she changed positions and became the program Coordinator at the Leaning Centre as well as taking on an adjunct professor position with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, a position she held until 1990.
Carol worked in the field of adoption for more than 20 years providing counseling and assessment services. As the Founder of Adoption by Choice she worked tirelessly in providing counseling to expectant parents considering adoption. She has always enjoyed teaching and professional training in the area of adoption and has presented at a number of conferences nationally and internationally. In 1998, Carol was nominated as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in recognizing her contribution to quality adoption practice.

​The Founder of ABC

Adoption By Choice

3115 12th St N.E, 250, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2

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