In Canada, biological parents are entitled to a longer parental leave than adoptive parents, and kin and customary caregivers. But the research shows our children need more time to attach. Adopt4Life and Western University are advocating for 15 more weeks of attachment leave for new families formed through adoption and kinship or customary care arrangements. Learn about our #timetoattach campaign and how we can bring about change together.
Carolyn McLeod, Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University; and Chair, Board of Directors, Adopt4Life
Cathy Murphy, Executive Director, Adoption Council of Canada
Mary-Jo Land, Registered Psychotherapist; Chair, Mental Health Committee, Adopt4Life; and Advisor on Attachment, Time to Attach group
Rachael Manion, Strategic Policy Committee Chair, Adopt4Life
Julie Despaties, Founder and Executive Director, Adopt4Life
Erin Ingard Rau, Associate Director, Adopt4Life
Sarah Reid, Team Lead/Community Engager From Adoptive Families Association of BC
Samantha McRorie*, Youth Speak Out Program Coordinator & Administrative Support From Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan
Suzanne Kingston, Executive Director, New Brunswick Adoption Foundation/Fondation du Nouveau-Brunswick pour l’adoption
Emily Cichocki, PhD Candidate, Philosophy, Western
Hosted by Valerie Howes, Community Engagement Liaison, Adopt4Life
View the full webinar recording below!