Resources & Education
Adoption-related resources and information
Once a child is 5 or 6 years old, the school environment plays a major role in their life. The child’s teachers and friends become a major source of the child’s interactions and relationships. As a parent you can recognize that many of the problems your child may experience in school are “normal” educational, school, social, and school-system problems that tend to be common to most children. However, as adoptive and permanency parents, we must be knowledgeable about issues that may develop that have to do with the unique layers of adoption.
In Canada, some provinces and territories offer adoption assistance to children who are adopted from foster care (children who are waiting to be adopted are called crown wards). Saskatchewan's Assisted Adoption Program that can be helpful in providing support that...
Sometimes teens struggle with the question, "Who am I?". This process is called Identity Formation. Finding the answer often involves figuring out how they are similar to, and different from their parents. This task can be complicated for children/youth who have both...
Post Adoption services refer to the many services that people may require following an adoption. ASCS can provide services to adult adoptees around search and reunion, the newly formed adoptive family, and also to adoptive families that were formed months or even years ago.
The Government of Saskatchewan Post Adoption Services are for adult adoptees, birth parent(s), adult children of adult deceased adoptees or deceased birth parents, and adoptive parents. Please read the Government of Saskatchewan Post Adoption Services Guide to learn more.
Pregnancy and Sexual Health Support
It is important for people who have endured trauma and/or grief and loss due to infertility, recognize the value and importance of working through these losses prior to engaging in the adoption journey.
Permanency for children/youth is an expansive term defined as positive healthy, nurturing relationships with adults who provide support (emotional, financial, moral, educational, and other kinds) and unconditional commitment over the course of a lifetime.
We are working our way to building a better resource directory for anyone interested in searching for adoption related material online. At times it can be challenging to find reputable sites with trustworthy information. Following are some of the sites we believe are...
ASCS and the province of Saskatchewan welcomes all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity to apply to adopt domestically.
Proceeding with making connections or reunification for any person in the adoption constellation should be done so with awareness, careful consideration, and planning.
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