Helping Children Connect with Birth Parents

Helping Children Connect with Birth Parents

What is Open Adoption? 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 adoptioniis...
Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss

Children don’t always have the words to express loss and grief, so instead they express their feelings through a variety of behaviours. These reactions could include include anger, sadness, hyperactivity, changes in appetite, hoarding food, inappropriate...
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Grief and loss are linked to adoption in many ways. Both are considered to be CORE issues in adoption and permanency (see the Seven Core Issues section of resources for more information).. Grief can be exhibited through both emotional and behavioural acts. Elisabeth...