Recognizing Adoption Awareness Month and Adopt4Life’s Partnership with MCCSS. Read the full letter in PDF format here.
Adopt4Life announces expanded Parent2Parent Support Network with new Openness Specialist to support Ontario families formed through adoption. Adopt4Life annonce qu’une spécialiste en adoption ouverte joindra le Réseau de soutien Parent2Parent afin d’aider les familles adoptives de l’Ontario
TORONTO, ON, February 1, 2018—Adopt4Life, Ontario’s Adoptive Parents Association, is excited to support and provide insights on Attachment with a campaign that explores the intricacies of bonding and attaching with children and their families who have been touched by adoption.
On behalf of Adopt4Life, please accept our appreciation for the statement made by Minister Michael Coteau in the Ontario Legislature on November 1st, 2017, recognizing the importance of Adoption Awareness month. As the Chair of Adopt4Life’s Board of Directors, I was deeply appreciative and thankful for Minister Coteau’s remarks. I know my feelings were also shared by everyone at Adopt4Life, particularly those in front-line service roles who are delivering the critical supports and services to families that Minister Coteau spoke of.
TORONTO, ON, November 6, 2017 – Adopt4Life, Ontario’s Adoptive Parents Association, is excited to recognize National Adoption Awareness Month in November with a campaign that explores ‘Openness in Adoption’ in all its forms, for Ontario families.
As Adopt4Life’s Executive Director, I have the pleasure and privilege to work with a team of deeply talented individuals who are all passionately invested in our community, supporting parents and families on their adoption journeys. Today I have several important organizational updates to share with everyone regarding our Parent Liaison team.
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.
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 .