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An Education event for your parents & in-laws, your siblings, older children in the family, other family members, friends, nannies, on topics such as positive adoption language; how to answer questions; adjustments of internationally adopted children; understanding open adoption relationships; understanding the adoptee.
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.
When we set out to embark on what we knew would be a lengthy, utterly revealing and tedious process, we had no notion of what the outcome might be. Would we be approved? Were we enough? Would we be deemed capable, whole and prepared?
As some children are coming from a place of trauma and neglect, there are certain ways in which we can prepare our schools to help our children remain successful. Below are tips that I have found personally helpful in assisting our children in the transition back to school as well as educate teachers and staff on how to support our children.
You can seek help from a medical professional, mental health professional, your adoption community family or friends. Even though I can honestly say it was the most isolating time in my life, I know now that I am not alone--and neither are you.
With the recent approval of Bill 89, even greater focus is needed on defining the detailed regulations that will determine its implementation. Adopt4Life remains ready to consult with the government on the definition of those regulations, as well as support anyone in our adoptive parents’ community who has questions.