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Home » Search » ACO's Search and Reunion Support

ACO's Search and Reunion Support

Interested in looking for birth relatives but not sure where to start?

Wondering about others’ experiences with search and reunion?

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.  

Topics

The group covers multiple topics that include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Why search
  • How, when and where to begin
  • Potential risks and rewards
  • Dealing with competing needs of family members impacted by the decision to search
  • Expectations and fantasies versus realities and outcomes
  • Predictable stages, pre- and post-reunion
  • Seven core issues in adoption (e.g., grief, loss, identity which can affect all members of the constellation)

 

Guest Speaker

Meetings may include a special guest speaker. TBD.

Who is this for? 

The group is open to all members of the adoption constellation: birth family members, adoptive family members and adult adopted persons. 

Who facilitates this group?

Jacquie Tjandra, M.S.W., R.S.W, adoption counsellor and Beverley Nettleton, B.A., counsellor with personal and professional experiences in adoption.

Details

Dates & Times

Monday, August 13, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

Adoption Council of Ontario
36 Eglinton Ave. W, Suite 503
Toronto, ON, M4R 1A1

Interested parties may attend in person or by telephone.

Registration

If you have questions or are interested in attending the Search and Reunion Support Group please contact:  adoptionsupports@adoptontario.ca, 647-776-0993 or 1-877-ADOPT 20.


Categories: Search and Reunion , All ACO Events

Dates

Starts: 2018-08-13 19:00:00
Ends: 2018-08-13 21:00:00