In Canada, biological parents are entitled to a longer parental leave than adoptive parents, and kin and customary caregivers. But the research shows adopted children need more time to attach. Adopt4Life and Western University are advocating for 15 more weeks of attachment leave for new adoptive families. Learn about our #timetoattach campaign and how we can bring about change together.
Please join Adopt4Life and Kathryn Rock, Director of Key Assets, on November 27, as we learn and share about foster parenting. Through this interactive webinar, you will gain insights into the successes and complexities of being a foster parent, learn more about various ways to become a foster parent (both through private organizations and your local CAS), dispel some of the myths around fostering, and learn about the foster to adopt process.
Adopt4Life and Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Program, presents: A Webinar on Older Child Adoption
We invite you to join us as we explore older child adoption in partnership with the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption program.
In collaboration with our friends at Adopt Ontario, Adopt4Life is proud to present the Adoption Resource Exchange (ARE) Prep Webinar! Join us as we share insights into what to expect before, during and after the ARE, questions that you can ask, how to update and share your profile, how and when to get support. This will be a live interactive webinar open to any awaiting parent who is interested in learning more about the ARE.
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This webinar is open to everyone who may be interested in learning more about FASD, parenting strategies and support. This webinar is great for anyone who may be parenting a child with FASD, those who may be interested in adopting / raising a child living with FASD and professionals. For those who may be interested, however unable to attend, please register, and a copy will be sent afterwards. Spaces are limited!
Please Join Regional Parent Liaison Ann Swerdferger and Team Lead Kathryn Connors as we provide tips and strategies on how to prepare our children for a successful transition back to school!
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Mary-Jo Land is a psychotherapist working with children and families who have experienced trauma, loss, and attachment disruption. This will be a live webinar held via Zoom technology. The event is free, and is for those who are part of the Adopt4Life parent community.
Jay wishes to share part of his adoption story and how the ceremony came to be to other CAS agencies and First Nations child welfare agencies across Turtle Island.
Join Rick for a free webinar designed to help us all make summer plans that not only help build attachment with our kids, but keep structure to their day without making it like school. We’ll look at building in intentional times of physical, mental, and emotional growth for parents and kids together, that will help to make this summer a healthy and happy one.
Judith Craig Morency is a transracial, transnational, foundling adoptee from Haiti, adopted into a white Canadian family in the early 1980’s
Mary-Jo Land is a psychotherapist working with children and families who have experienced trauma, loss, and attachment disruption.This will be a live event, held remotely via Zoom technology. The event is free, and is for those who are part of the Adopt4Life parent community.
Adopt4Life Presents: Keeping the Promise: Going the Distance with Lisa Highfeld and Christen Shepherd, Authors of the Promise
Join authors "The Promise", Lisa Highfeld and Christen Shepherd, for this live interactive Webinar as they address how to understand and manage your child's behaviour, Giving parents insight, strategies, and hope so you can go the distance.
Please join Registered Psychotherapist Mary-Jo Land and Provincial Parents Liaisons Joy and Kathryn during this live interactive webinar that discusses the complexities of Openness in adoption including: what openness means and what it can look like, managing your own feelings as an adoptive parent, Openness and Social Media, safety, the benefits of openness and more.
Adopt4Life will be hosting a Live Webinar for families a part of the Adopt4Life Community who are Adopt Ready! If you have both your Home Study and Pride Training Completed, please join Adopt4Life Provincial Parent Liaison’s Joy Wicks-Nicholls and Kathryn Connors and as we guide you through the initial matching process, disclosure meetings and more!
Join Parent Liaison Kathryn Connors to discuss how to apply for Special Services at Home (SSAH), applications tips, examples and support for the process.
A webinar on Lori’ Campbell’s incredible journey of self-discovery, inspiring her listeners while stimulating compassion and strengthening reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Join Adopt4Life’s Team Lead/Provincial Parent Liaison Kimberly Sanzo and Mental Health Committee member Lila Hakim, a Toronto based Clinical Psychologist, to discuss survival tips for waiting parents on their permanency journey. Bring your questions and enjoy this informative webinar.