About Us

We are three clinical social workers who have consulted and worked with each other for many years. We have sat on committees together; we have consulted to governments regarding policy, legislation, and regulations; we have run practices and agencies serving individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Each one of us has a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. Each one has presented at various conferences, workshops, and seminars in addition to teaching at universities, colleges, and hospitals. We began our work together in the field of Adoption and Child Welfare. Over the years, we each developed specialties as we continued to serve individuals and families throughout their lives.

Our Head Office is in Toronto, Canada with satellite offices in Barrie and Uxbridge, Ontario.  No matter where you are, we are available to you using electronic / video means of communication, such as Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.  All you need is wifi and access to a computer. In today’s world, family members often live far away from each other and we understand the challenges  this can cause.   Our services are available wherever English is spoken.

We strive to meet your needs, so will make ourselves available to you when schedules permit. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Patricia Fenton, MSW, RSW, was one of the Founders of the Adoption Council of Ontario and served as its first Executive Director. Later she joined the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and worked as an Adoption Officer and then as Co-ordinator of Private and International Adoption. In addition to her professional work in Adoption, Pat is herself an adoptive mother and also a birth grandparent. With her husband and daughters, she is part of a large extended family that includes her daughter’s birth family as well as her birth grandson’s adoptive family. This large extended family includes and welcomes, with love and respect, other grandparents and various other family members.

At Milestones & Transitions, Pat specializes in Adoption Services: consultation, homestudies, working with birth parents, and post placement services and support. She coordinates Families in Adoption, one of Toronto’s longest running support groups for adoptive families. She and her husband, Dr. Aaron Fenton, established the Adoption & Permanency Research Fund at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. This three-year project is designed to evaluate and determine the most effective post adoption supports for adopted children and their families. In her social work practice, Pat has worked with individuals, couples and families as they face many of life’s challenges, and is able to apply her insights and expertise across the range of services we offer.

Michaele-Sue Goldblatt, MSW, RSW, began her professional career in Child Welfare, working in Foster Care and Adoption. More recently, due in part to the enormous interest in Genealogy and tracing one’s roots, Michaele-Sue has been consulting and offering support to many who are reconnecting with their families of origin. Her services in Adoption Reunion are a major part of her practice.

She has consulted to the Funeral Industry and continues to work with people in
regard to Loss, Grief and Bereavement offering her services to individuals and families, in face to face appointments in Toronto and Barrie, Ontario, and by videoconferencing to clients in distance locations. Michaele-Sue also provides Grief Support Groups, in person and in Online Grief Support Groups. Recognizing the profound loss that many suffer when their beloved pet dies, Michaele-Sue also offers Pet Loss Groups.

Michaele-Sue works with client facing Relationship Transitions, such as Marriage, Separation, Divorce and Blended Families.

With her two colleagues, Michaele-Sue provides Assessment, Consultation and Planning With and For Seniors. In 2018, Michaele-Sue successfully completed a comprehensive course on Aging: Medical, Legal, Ethical and Clinical components.

Following the SARS crisis in Toronto, Canada, she completed a Disaster and Emergency Management Program at the University of Toronto and received certification.  Michaele-Sue continues to take courses relevant to her practice.

Betty Ann Streeter, MSW, Dip Adv Social Work, RSW, is an approved Adoption Practitioner who has much experience in accompanying adoptive applicants through the adoption preparation process, including counselling around the prospective adoptee’s decision to adopt, pre placement adoption education, the adoption homestudy, revision of child proposal, and supervision of the placement throughout the adoption probation period. Her practice includes private domestic adoptions, International adoptions and the preparation of the adopting family and supervision of older children placed by Children Aid Societies in Ontario. A long time student and teacher of child development, Betty Ann pairs her knowledge of human development with her knowledge of adoption to offer expert counselling focussing on the impact of adoption on the individual adoptee/ adoptive family as they progress through the normative stages of human development. Counselling around the process of Adoption Reunion is also offered.

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