Our History

Founders Reverend Gordon Lewis and wife Diane.

Mission of TEARS Founders Reverend Gordon Lewis and wife Diane.

The foundation and strength of our agency today was paved by Gordon and Diane Lewis and the adoption agency they managed over many years.     Originally, they founded a federal charity in 1993, called Mission of T.E.A.R.S (Teaching, Education, Advocacy, Resources and Service), which was primarily involved in orphan care in Russia. After the charity was established, the provincial adoption agency, also called Mission of TEARS was licensed in Ontario to facilitate international adoptions. Founding Director, Gordon Lewis continues as a foreign program consultant for Family by Adoption Inc.


Reverend Gordon Lewis in Haiti in 2010.