Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Back to School Basics
Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Back to School Basics

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care.  Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series.  This week, Kathryn shares ‘Back to School Basics’, as families gear up for the return to school.  Helping your child with transitions, considering what information to share with teachers, and discussing trauma-informed classrooms are all on the table.

Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET starting September 17th, 2019.

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Adopt4Life Webinars: Raising Kids & Youth with FASD: Mental Health Matters
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Webinars: Raising Kids & Youth with FASD: Mental Health Matters

When you’re raising kids and youth with FASD, mental health matters. Young people with FASD frequently have experienced early developmental trauma, and often struggle with ongoing anxiety and depression. As parents and caregivers, we need to know how to respond positively to our children’s mental health struggles, and how to help our loved ones build proactive skills and strengths that support their mental health. In this live webinar, join Joyce Hamelin, Parent Liaison with Adopt4Life and FASD Coordinator with the Fetal Alcohol Resource Program, as we explore what you need to know about mental health and FASD, including, ‘How do I respond to a mental health crisis?’ and ‘How can we proactively support our children’s mental health?’. Join us September 17th, from 8:00–9:30 pm.

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Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Awaiting Families Support
Sep
24
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Awaiting Families Support

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care.  Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors, for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series.  This week, Kathryn shares tips and support for paper ready families during their wait. Learn how to build your support network, how to ready your heart and home for your child(ren) and what to expect during the matching and transition process. Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET, via Zoom video conference, starting September 17th, 2019.

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Preparing your hearts and your lives for your new child: Educational Seminar—Beyond Pride
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Preparing your hearts and your lives for your new child: Educational Seminar—Beyond Pride

The goal of this educational seminar is to provide a framework for the next stage of your adoption process—beyond PRIDE. Topics include: Adjustments of children: food, language, sleeping, other children in the home, your extended family, pets; Understanding open adoption relationships (or impacts if no contact); issues related to mixed racial adoptions; how to talk to your child about adoption; positive adoption language; how to answer questions from family and friends; guest speakers, including adult adoptees; etc. 10AM– 3PM $125/person. Lunch & refreshments. Location details provided upon registration. Contact Sofie Stergianis, adoption@rogers.com Adoption Resources, 416-483-0003,  www.adoptioneducation.ca

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Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Open Adoptions
Oct
1
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Open Adoptions

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care. Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors, for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series. This week learn and chat about open adoptions including openness agreements, openness orders and closed adoptions. Chat about trends in social media and DNA testing and how it impacts openness. Join your community to ask questions, inspiration and encouragement along your journeys. Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET, via Zoom video conference, starting September 17th, 2019.

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Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Funding
Oct
8
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Funding

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care. Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors, for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series. This week, Kathryn outlines the various types of funding that may be available to your children and family, including both adoption and special needs specific programs.

Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET, via Zoom video conference, starting September 17th, 2019.

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Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Becoming Adopt Ready
Oct
15
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Becoming Adopt Ready

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care. Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors, for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series. This week, join Kathryn as she dives into all things Homestudy and Pride. Learn about time lines, what to expect and have an opportunity to ask questions about what it takes to become Adopt Ready.

Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET, via Zoom video conference, starting September 17th, 2019.

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Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Self-care and Community Care
Oct
22
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Self-care and Community Care

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care. Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors, for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series. This week Kathryn will focus on all things self-care and community-care. Finding the proper outlets and support systems are vital for adoptive families—share ideas, learn more about support your community with this pivotal topic.

Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET, via Zoom video conference, starting September 17th, 2019.

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Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Open Chat and Questions
Oct
29
12:30 PM12:30

Snack, Chat and Stay on Track: Open Chat and Questions

Questions, answers, and candid conversation, exploring the topics that are top of mind for families formed by adoption, kinship, and customary care. Join Adopt4Life’s Kathryn Connors, for relaxed discussions, timely information, and community sharing in this live Facebook video series. This week, join Kathryn as an open forum to ask, share and support. Have a burning question about adoption, kinship or customary care?

Grab a snack, get ready to chat, and let us help you stay on track in your parenting journey—every Tuesday at 12:30pm ET, via Zoom video conference, starting September 17th, 2019

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Adopt4Life Presents: Building The Bond Between Dads and Their Kids
Jun
17
8:30 PM20:30

Adopt4Life Presents: Building The Bond Between Dads and Their Kids

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Dads can make a significant impact on the lives of their kids. This one-hour interactive webinar, with an adoptive father, will explore how we can learn to let our kids lead us in the bonding process. We'll talk about what each individual child needs to build a strong and lasting attachment with their father, and we'll provide opportunities for dads to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences.

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What Next for Ontario's Children and Youth in Care?
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

What Next for Ontario's Children and Youth in Care?

May 14 is Children and Youth in Care Day, in Ontario, and we will be co-hosting an interactive Facebook Live Q+A about the issues that matter to young people in and from the child welfare system.

Our panelists will speak to the meaning of Children and Youth in Care 2019, as a legacy of the Ontario Children's Advocate office, which was at the heart of its creation. They'll discuss how organizations can engage youth in vital and meaningful ways and how allies can plan activities with—and in support of—young people facing unique barriers.

Join us in raising awareness and standing up with children and young people in and from the child welfare system!

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Adopt4Life Presents: Time to Attach: Join us in advocating for longer parental leave
Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Presents: Time to Attach: Join us in advocating for longer parental leave

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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.

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Adopt4Life and Kathryn Rock of Key Assets Presents: All About Fostering
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Adopt4Life and Kathryn Rock of Key Assets Presents: All About Fostering

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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.

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Adopt4Life and AdoptOntario Presents: Preparation for the Adoption Resource Exchange
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Adopt4Life and AdoptOntario Presents: Preparation for the Adoption Resource Exchange

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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Adopt4Life Presents: FASD Webinar
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Presents: FASD Webinar

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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!

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Adopt4Life Presents: Structuring Your Summer for Success, with Rick Carrol
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Presents: Structuring Your Summer for Success, with Rick Carrol

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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.

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Adopt4Life Presents: Keeping the Promise: Going the Distance with Lisa Highfeld and Christen Shepherd, Authors of the Promise
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Presents: Keeping the Promise: Going the Distance with Lisa Highfeld and Christen Shepherd, Authors of the Promise

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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.

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Adopt4Life Presents: Openness with Mary-Jo Land
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Presents: Openness with Mary-Jo Land

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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.

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Adopt4Life Presents: You’ve Been Matched! Now What?
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Adopt4Life Presents: You’ve Been Matched! Now What?

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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!

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