Your primary adoption
information and resource centre
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 Office Closed

April 19, 2019

The ASCS Office will be closed on Friday, April 19th, 2019

We will re-open Monday, April 22nd, 2019 (Regular Hours)

 

Thank you for your patience!

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Educational Session

April 09, 2019

ASCS will be hosted an educational FASD Workshop presented by Shana Mohr of the FASD Network. The presentation was geared towards Prospective Adoptive Families and Adoptive Families. 

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 

Location: 527 Main Street Unit 1A Saskatoon, SK S7N 0C2

Time: 6pm - 9pm

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International Adoption Information Session

February 25, 2019

Come Join Us in welcoming Terre des Hommes (TDH) Ontario Inc. - International Adoption Agency for an Informative Session on International Adoption. They will be presenting a session on 6 adoption programs:

Honduras / Vietnam / Ukraine / Bulgaria / Haiti / USA

Date: Monday February 25th, 2019 @ 7pm

Location: ASCS office (527 Main Street Unit 1A - Saskatoon)

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Audra Remenda - Book Launch (Saskatoon)

January 31, 2019

Join Audra Remenda for the launch of her memoir Beneath the Star-Filled Sky: A Legacy of Adoption Reunion.

Beneath the Star-Filled Sky is a memoir of adoption reunion that reflects the voice and perspective of both an adoptee and her birth mother. Interspersed with emails and letters between the two women, the narrative will draw you into their unorthodox, heartwarming and, at times, heart-wrenching relationship.

Audra Remenda values authentic relationships and all things purple. She is a mother, wife, sister, friend, health care professional, and an adoptee. Raised in a loving home, she felt comfortable in her own skin. In her early 30s, after years of nursing, she decided to pursue a degree in social work and found the self-reflection inherent in those studies led her to search for and reconnect with her birth mother. As a result of the reunion, she has experienced peace, happiness, and blessings to depths she never could have imagined possible.

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Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan 30th Anniversary

October 27, 2018

 

The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan invites you to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. On October 27th, 2018 we will host our anniversary event a the Broadway Theatre where Matt Gore, the "Ginger Ninja" comedy magician, will be sure to amaze all in attendance! 

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Youth Speak Out

The Youth Speak Out team in Saskatchewan has begun.

The training workshop that was held on October 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2017 was a great success!

 

We will be building the YSO team in Saskatchewan by providing another training session. The Dates are as followed: September 14, 15, 16, 2018.

 

Anyone wishing to join YSO must attend the training workshop. Also required, as a member of the YSO team, is regular attendance to monthly meetings and some form of participation in advocacy. This can be participation in our panel presentations or simply utilizing another artistic medium to tell your story, convey key messages of the importance for permanency, and advocating for changes to the child welfare system, and other systems that youth interact with in SK.

We are already having an impact in the community. On November 20th, 2018 the team did a panel presentation at the Children's Advocate Office in Saskatoon. On January 2, 2017 the team did a panel presentation at the Ministry of Social Services office to many supervisors and workers within the ministry. On June 9th, 2018 the team did a panel presentation to Saskatoon Police Services and a number of Elders. The team shared their stories with a receptive audience in a Q & A format. Congratulations to the team on their public speaking events as they spoke out to advocate for social justice!

Please call our office for details!

306-665-7272

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Adoption Human Library

November 05, 2017

Curious about adoption?

Come visit our Adoption Human Library where you can have conversations with individuals who will share their own personal adoption stories - from birth parents who made adoption plans to adoptees and adoptive parents. 

November 5th 1:30-4:30 pm - Rusty MacDonald Library, Saskatoon, SK.

 
 
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Youth Speak Out

October 27, 2017

A free 3-day workshop for youth (14-26) to develop leadership and storytelling skills to share their story about Foster Care, Adoption, or Aging Out. Application deadline is October 12th, 2017. Meals provided. The workshop takes place Oct. 27-29th. Email Sylvia for more information: director@adoptionsask.org.

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Annual General Meeting

June 24, 2017

The Adoption Support Centre's Annual General Meeting!

Saturday June 24th at 1:00pm at ASCS.

If you are unable to attend, please contact us for a proxy form.

Thank you!

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Openness in Adoption Panel

May 30, 2017

Tuesday May 30th 7pm-9pm.

The 'Openness in Adoption' panel will consist of: adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and an adoption worker from the Ministry of Social Services.

Panel members will share their experiences with openness in adoption and answer questions from the audience.

W.I.S.E Up!

April 11, 2017

W.I.S.E UP is a program intended for prospective adoptive and adoptive parents to help teach adopted children how to respond to questions about adoption.

6:30pm-9:30pm
$25 per person or $40 for a couple

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NEW Youth Program!

December 09, 2016

"What's My Story," an art-based youth program, is a new program beginning in January 2017. Contact us to learn more and sign up!

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Changes to Post-Adoption Registry for January 1, 2017

January 01, 2017

The Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services is changing their policies surrounding post-adoption information and how this information is accessed. Click the link below for more information.

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November is Adoption Awareness Month

November 01, 2016

November has been recognized in Saskatchewan as Adoption Awareness Month