Resources & Education
Adoption-related resources and information
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....
A Lifebook is a connection to an adopted child’s past, a record of the child’s personal history and acts as a valuable tool for helping a child understand the difficult transitions in his or her life. It is a record of the life lived prior to adoption and provides a...
Transitions are a common and often challenging aspect for children who are unable to be cared for by their family of origin. Moving a child into a new home is a life altering event. Transitions can be experienced many times and in many ways by the time (and if) a...
All members of the adoption constellation can experience grief and loss at any given stage in their adoption journey.
The Hague Convention is an international agreement that helps to protect children and their families from illegal, irregular, or ill-prepared adoptions abroad.
Openness in adoption is used to describe the ongoing relationship and contact between the biological family and/or significant people in a child’s life prior to their adoption and the adoptive family (including the child) after the adoption is finalized.
The MFA, also known as a home study, is a significant and important part of the adoption process.
The 7 core issues in adoption are identified as: Loss, Rejection, Guilt/Shame, Grief, Identity, Intimacy and Mastery & Control