What’s the secret to creating a successful online adoption profile? What are the differences between an online adoption profile and a printed adoption profile?
Do online adoption profiles have certain unique characteristics that set them apart from other types of adoption profiles? And if so, how can you optimize yours so that a prospective birthmom notices it when she’s online?
Many hopeful parents would love to adopt a baby and build a family through open adoption.
But for some, there’s just one thing holding them back: birthmothers.
Just the mere mention of the word “birthmother” can can strike fear into the hearts of many a mother or adoptive-mother-to-be, conjuring up images of heartless teenagers who “give up” their babies to strangers. Continue reading →
Thank all of you for coming. I know we’re here today because we share the same goal.
We want a better future for the thousands of children and youth in government care across our country. A future that includes forever families for all of them.
The sad fact is, we don’t even now exactly how many children and youth are in the child welfare system across Canada. And we certainly don’t know how many of them are legally free to join a permanent family.
We think there are roughly 30,000 waiting children and youth. We know that the overwhelming majority of them will age out of the child welfare system without a permanent, legal connection to at least one caring, committed adult.
That’s our definition of permanency. Aging out, on the other hand, is what another colleague of mine calls a ticket to homelessness. Continue reading →
Thank you for inviting me to speak to you about adoption in Canada. This is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart.
As you may know, two of my grandchildren were adopted, and we could not imagine our family without their happy, smiling faces!
I am pleased to see so many experts in the field here with us today. I am also delighted to see so many young people here, who are participants in the Youth Speak Out program and who have experienced the child welfare system first-hand.
You are well aware of the challenges adoption is facing and so I believe that I can be direct with you.