Convention on the Rights of the Child

Adoption Basics

The rights of children need to be at the forefront, especially when decisions are being made for them. This is especially true in adoption. ASCS believes strongly that all who are in a position of care, decision making and trust with children should be familiar with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every child in Canada and around the world from birth to 18 has rights. Rights are what children should have or be able to do to survive, thrive and meet full potential. All rights are equally important and are connected to each other. Everyone is born with these rights, and no one has the right to take them away.

For those who are adoptive parents, the convention is an important reminder of those rights.

Convention on the Rights of the Child Poster

From the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

Children and Youth First Principles

Created by Advocate for Children and Youth to consolidate the Convention into a more easily applied and practical tool to understand and use.