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Adopt4Life is in the process of gathering questions from impacted families to compile and forward anonymously to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS). Adopt4Life is in communication with MCYS, which will continue to share information it receives from the Independent Commissioner’s office, as it becomes available. Adopt4life will then follow up with the families as soon as possible.
We are writing with our immediate and urgent request that you withdraw your March 20th directive to Ontario Directors of Education that they distribute to schools and students the flyer from the Motherisk Commission: “Were you taken from your parent by the Children’s Aid Society?” Further, we ask that you urgently notify all Boards and Directors to tell staff who have already posted the flyer (in print or online) to remove it.
November is Adoption Awareness Month. Adopt4Life, Ontario’s Adoptive Parents Association, strongly support fairness and equality for adoptive families, and advocates that Employment Insurance benefits for adoptive families, including Parental Leave, be made consistent with the benefits extended to biological parents .
Adopt 4Life, Ontario’s Adoptive Parents Association, is excited to partner with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in their announcement of the newly expanded Parent 2Parent Support Network for adoptive families in Ontario .
Adopt 4Life, l'Association des parents adoptifs de l'Ontario, est heureuse de collaborer avec le ministère des Services à l'enfance et à la jeunesse en tant que facilitateur auprès du réseau de soutien récemment amplifié Parent 2Parent et des familles adoptives en Ontario .
Adoptive parents and families need support. We need to be able to access these supports in the moment. Professionals can help in many ways but they go home at night. We are living this.
Families are the cornerstone of our society. Families raise our children and build our communities. As families succeed, Canada succeed.
~ His Excellency, Governor General David Johnson, Throne Speech 2013
Post adoption peer support is an invaluable way to help adoptive families succeed.
As parents and educators, we are the ones who make a difference in the lives of our children. We are the ones who are out there advocating for our children and making a difference in their lives. Grab every opportunity you can find, learn what you can and pass it on.
“You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run..."
We need more support networks like this one in order to assist awaiting parents and adoptive parents become the best parents they can be to children who deserve nothing but the best.
To any person who is reading this, no matter where you are in the process, please know, that no matter what, do not stop fighting. And that yes, there will be days where you will want to throw in the towel. Don’t. Just, don’t. You have to get up and try again. Why? Because that's what us parents do!
Adoptive Family Camp by Camp Hermosa is a great opportunity for families to learn, share, gain support and celebrate fostering and adoption with each other.