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Adoption Myth #3

"The race of the child is the single most important factor in the adoption."

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Mother's Day & Mental Health

Date: May 14, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by a mother through adoption. Over the past couple of years I've written a few times about the mental health of children and youth who have a foster care and/or adoption history from my...

Putting Children and Youth at the Center on Children and Youth in Care Day (and Everyday)

Date: May 12, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Reports | Youth Network

Children and Youth in Care Day is this Sunday, May 14th.  Did you know that the province of Ontario is the legal guardian of more than 6000 Children and Youth in the province? Adoption is what...

The Impact of Misdiagnosis on our Daughter - A Mental Health Week Blog

Date: May 3, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Written by: a Family Formed Through Adoption. We were already adoptive parents when we adopted M, he was almost 12. M had some mental health issues, had been diagnosed with ADHD and was finishing...

Access to Mental Health Services for our Son – A Mental Health Week Blog

Date: May 1, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Written by: a Family Formed Through Adoption. Inevitably, an entirely preventable tragedy will strike our anger-driven, drug-addicted 16-year-old son, at which point the horrified status quo will...

Honesty on the Adoption Journey – National Honesty Day

Date: April 30, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: AdoptOntario | Adoption Support | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training | Special Needs

Many people believe that openness means contact. But really, openness happens across a spectrum. Part of that spectrum is being open and honest with our children and youth about their histories....


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