Interested in looking for birth relatives but not sure where to start?
The ACO’s Permanency and Adoption Support Services Program offers a once-monthly Search and Reunion Support Group for all adults touched by adoption who are considering, mid-way through or impacted by search and reunion issues. The purpose of this group is to provide opportunities for group members to share their personal experiences and perspectives while having access to support, education and resources related to this unique stage of the lifelong process of adoption.
Learn about May's special presenter below!
The group covers multiple topics that include but are not restricted to the following:
Dr. Michael Grand, PhD, C.Psych., Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology University of Guelph, Psychotherapist in adoption, and Author of The Adoption Constellation: New Ways of Thinking About and Practicing Adoption.
The experience of adoption reunion and reconnection is like a dance: It takes two to tango!
While the goal is for both dance partners to coordinate their dance steps in harmony, this is not easily accomplished. A change by either person requires the other to adjust. To do this well, you must know how you are “dancing” toward reconnection and be willing to change. In this workshop, open to adoptees, first parents and adoptive parents, we will use the dance metaphor to understand the challenges and successful strategies for moving from reunion to reconnection.
The group is open to all members of the adoption constellation: birth family members, adoptive family members and adult adopted persons.
Jacquie Tjandra, M.S.W., R.S.W, adoption counsellor and Beverley Nettleton, B.A., counsellor with personal and professional experiences in adoption.
Dates & Times
Monday, May 28, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
To be announced in the GTA. Location will be provided when registering.
Interested parties may attend in person or by telephone.
Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited for this event. If you have questions or are interested in attending the Search and Reunion Support Group please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-776-0993 or 1-877-ADOPT 20.
Categories: Search and Reunion , All ACO Events
Starts: 2018-05-28 19:00:00
Ends: 2018-05-28 21:00:00