New Western-led study explains why adoptive parents need more “Time to Attach”

From Western University. The child welfare system in Canada is in “a state of crisis,” according to a new report from Western University. There are too many children and youth flowing into the system, especially from marginalized social groups including First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and African Canadians. There are also not enough children or youth leaving the system to join permanent, safe, and loving homes.

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[EN/FR] Adoption Community Campaigns for a New Type of Parental Leave in Canada | Le milieu de l’adoption milite pour un nouveau type de congé parental au Canada

[Available in French]. Adopt4Life—Ontario’s Adoptive Parent Association, and Western University, in partnership with the Adoption Council of Canada, are spearheading a national campaign for 15 weeks paid attachment leave for adoptive parents and kinship and customary caregivers. They are taking their case to Ottawa again in April 2019 to build on the momentum of their November, 2018 meetings on Parliament Hill. The #TimetoAttach team will present compelling arguments from research conducted at Western about the need for paid attachment leave.

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