Resources & Education

Adoption-related resources and information

7 Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency

The 7 core issues in adoption are identified as: Loss, Rejection, Guilt/Shame, Grief, Identity, Intimacy and Mastery & Control

ASCS Post-Adoption Support & Preservation Services

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.

Assisted Adoption

In Canada, some provinces and territories offer adoption assistance to children who are adopted from foster care ...

Attachment and Bonding

It is helpful for adoptive families to have a good understanding of the difference between healthy secure attachments and insecure attachments.

Community Support Services for Sexual Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Sexual Health Support

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The rights of children need to be at the forefront, especially when decisions are being made for them. This is ...

Counselling Services

Families built through adoption can encounter pre and post-adoption challenges. When this happens they may choose to explore counselling.

Domestic Adoption Orientation

The Domestic Adoption Orientation program (DAO) is mandatory for anyone wanting to engage in the domestic adoption ...


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to “describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol.

Fertility Information and 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.

Government of Saskatchewan Post Adoption Services

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.

Grief and Loss

All members of the adoption constellation can experience grief and loss at any given stage in their adoption journey.

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