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Adoption-related resources and information
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.
ASCS is striving together with other National organizations to build better post adoption support services for the adoption community in Saskatchewan. Please stay connected with us so you can be informed of new services and support.
Post Adoption support can help address the effects the impact that loss and trauma can have on children and youth who have been adopted. Children and their families also require support to address special needs. Family members require as much support as possible to strengthen their relationships and focus on attachment and bonding. Thank you. to PART – Practice and Research together for granting us permission to use this article.
This is a period of time that families would benefit from support. They may also find that they are in need of support later in the adoption journey. Families are encouraged to consider and explore their circles of support. These circles can serve as great resources when help is needed. Circles of support can include such things as; ASCS, adoptive parent groups, parenting support groups, community organizations, as well as groups available through social media platforms, family and friends.
In the business of parenting, adoptive parents may discover the teen years have snuck up on them. This may be a time where adoptive parents will benefit a great deal by communicating with their teen, accessing resources and connecting with other adoptive parents.
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. Teens who have experienced adoption or foster care have faced a lot of change: healing from trauma, coping with major life transitions, developing new routines, and experiencing puberty—just to name a few.
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.
Saskatchewan’s Assisted Adoption Program that can be helpful in providing support that helps adoptive families access medical care, counseling or therapy, special equipment, tutoring programs, and other supports that help them raise their children who have been former crown wards.
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. 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. Being knowledgeable about issues that may develop that have to do with the unique layers of adoption are necessary.