Lisa is an adoptive parent of two amazing children, a ten-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl. Through her experience with adoption, Lisa has realized the importance of being a lifelong learner. Lisa enjoys learning about trauma-informed approaches, attachment, and brain-based parenting. She is also passionate about supporting and advocating for children with cognitive disabilities and adverse childhood experiences. Lisa believes that a network of support (family, friends, and professionals) is key to supporting a family navigating the complexities of adoption.
The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan provides pre- and post-adoption support services, including consultation, education, resources and more. ASCS provides these supports and programs to adoptive families, adoptees, birth parents, birth families and professionals. When adoption becomes the plan for a child, ASCS believes the child’s best interests are met when families are well-equipped with a broad understanding of adoption and the issues that may arise along the journey. Knowing what resources are available to support the child throughout their life within an adoptive family is essential from the start.