Time to Attach Final Report

Our partners at Western University on the Time to Attach team surveyed close to 1,000 adoptive parents and caregivers across Canada about their parental leave needs as they transitioned a child or youth into their home. This is the first survey of its kind in Canada and it reveals the unique challenges adoptive, kin and customary care families face during the first year and beyond. Please read the report to better understand why we're advocating for a new type of parental leave (attachment leave) to meet the attachment needs of children and youth joining families through adoption and other permanent forms of care.