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Online Adoption Events

Would you like to build your knowledge with tools, tips and strategies to help you in your adoption and parenting journey?

AdoptOntario’s Online Adoption Events are an exciting, new way of connecting families with waiting children and youth. Online presentations of profiles are sometimes offered as a part of a series, where an educational event is offered the week before.

The Education Night

Experts in various topics such as Autism, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Trauma, etc present information aimed at demystifying stigma and offering insight into what parenting a child with each need is like. At these events attendees will;

  • learn about the needs of young people with these needs;
  • gain perspective;
  • learn parenting tips and tools;
  • open your hearts to children and youth with exceptional needs.

At the end of the event, participants will have the ability to ask questions.

The Profile Night

Workers present profile(s) of children and youth for families to consider. At these events attendees will;

  • see specific children available for adoption;
  • ask questions of workers about profiles;
  • view profiles after the event on an online platform;
  • express interest in potential matches.

Upcoming Events


Grief/Loss, Attachment and Trauma Profile Night

Date: January 23rd
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!

Are you looking to adopt? If so, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet some of the children and youth AdoptOntario is seeking forever families for.

We are planning to present a mix of boys and girls who are currently waiting for forever families. To learn more about grief/loss, attachment and trauma, you can visit our “Understanding Special Needs” section on the AdoptOntario website.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!


Spotlight FASD

Date: February 15th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00PM

[Register here]

Would you like to build your knowledge with tools, tips and strategies to help you in your adoption and parenting journey? Many of the children and youth available for adoption in Ontario have exceptional needs, this can include pre-natal alcohol and drug exposure, and sometimes a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. But what does it mean to parent children with these needs?

AdoptOntario would like invite you to attend an educational event where you will:

• learn about the needs of young people on this spectrum;
• gain perspective;
• learn parenting tips and tools;
• open your hearts to children and youth with FASD.

[Register here]

 

FASD Profile Night

Date: February 22nd
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM

[Register here]

Are you looking to adopt? If so, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet some of the children and youth AdoptOntario is seeking forever families for.

We are planning to present a mix of boys and girls who are currently waiting for forever families. To learn more about FASD or Pre-natal Alcohol Exposure, you can visit our “Understanding Special Needs” section on the AdoptOntario website.

[Register here]


Spotlight Openness

Date: March 6th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00PM

[Register here]

Would you like to build your knowledge with tools, tips and strategies to help you in your adoption and parenting journey? Many of the children and youth available for adoption in Ontario have built connections with birth family members, foster family members, and community members that would benefit them as they move through to adoption. This is commonly referred to as openness. But what can openness look like and how do we facilitate it while keeping in mind the best interest of the child?

AdoptOntario would like invite you to attend an educational webinar where you will:

• learn about the needs of young people in terms of openness;
• gain perspective on openness with special indivduals in a child or youth's life;

Presented by: Pat Convery, RSW, Adoption Council of Ontario Executive Director

[Register here]