Resources & Education

Adoption-related resources and information

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Navigating School and Adoption

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.

Assisted 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...

Teens and Adoption

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...