Resources & Education
Adoption-related resources and information
Legal support is required in many types of adoption.
Families built through adoption can encounter pre and post-adoption challenges. When this happens they may choose to explore counselling.
The history of an adopted child and connections to the past cannot and should not be ignored. It is an important part of a child’s identity.
ASCS recognizes the role that adoption has historically played in the colonization and marginalization of Indigenous peoples across Saskatchewan and Canada.
For transracial families, the integration of more than one culture will be required to recognize the diversity of other family members.
Many sources support the idea that adopted children face a higher risk of mental health disorders. The Canadian Mental Health Association states that in any given year 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health issue or disorder. We know that trauma...
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...
Children that have had an adoption plan made through the domestic adoption program have often experienced trauma in their past.
It is helpful for adoptive families to have a good understanding of the difference between healthy secure attachments and insecure attachments.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to “describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol.
Search and reunion can be complicated whether you are an adoptee, a birth parent, or an adoptive parent.
The Domestic Adoption Orientation program (DAO) is mandatory for anyone wanting to engage in the domestic adoption process with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services. The first step is to request an e-package, followed by mailing in the DAO registration form....