My name is Cassie and I was adopted in the mid 80's from Regina SK. I was adopted by loving parents, with an older brother who was also adopted at birth. I always knew I was adopted, and do not have a memory of being told. I was lucky in that I had numerous family members that were also placed. I never felt as if I did not belong, but always knew I wanted to know my biological family. When my son was born, I was ready to look for my birth family. Locating them oddly through cheerleading, I have been able to form a strong connection to a full biological brother. Adoption is not always easy, and many traits I do not value have come from adoption trauma (birth trauma). However I am grateful for my adoption and I believe it can be a beautiful experience for all sides of the TRIAD if trust, love and connection can be formed.
The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan provides pre- and post-adoption support services, including consultation, education, resources and more. ASCS provides these supports and programs to adoptive families, adoptees, birth parents, birth families and professionals. When adoption becomes the plan for a child, ASCS believes the child’s best interests are met when families are well-equipped with a broad understanding of adoption and the issues that may arise along the journey. Knowing what resources are available to support the child throughout their life within an adoptive family is essential from the start.