Our History

The foundation and strength of our agency today was paved by Reverend Gordon Lewis and Diane Lewis. Together in 1993 they founded and ran a federal charity called Mission of T.E.A.R.S (Teaching, Education, Advocacy, Resources and Service). From their charity work they learned about intercountry adoption and in 2000 the provincial adoption agency, also called Mission of TEARS was licensed in Ontario. Gordon was the adoption agency founder and director for years. Sharon Gollert became Executive Director in 2015 and the agency name changed to be Family by Adoption Inc. Gordon continues working as a consultant with the agency.


Reverend Gordon Lewis in Haiti in 2010.