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;
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;
Profile Night: Jax
Date: May 9th
Are you an AdoptReady family? If you have completed your PRIDE training and Homestudy, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet Jax.
“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” – Peter A. Cohen
Jax is a very outgoing and social eight-year-old boy whose proudest moment was when he caught his first fish! He is a polite and well-mannered child who is talkative and who loves to contribute to conversations when his interest is peaked. He is very social and likes to be where the people are. Jax enjoys the outdoors and especially loves to play soccer—he always looks forward to soccer night! He also likes other outdoor activities such riding his bike (without training wheels!) and playing catch. Jax is proud to say that he won an art award at school last year—way to go Jax!
A family for Jax will need to be able to connect with and work well with community services and will need to understand that Jax will likely take longer to form emotional connections. He responds well to an environment that is structured, predictable and organized.
Profile Night: Nevaeh
Date: June 15th
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 15th!
Are you an AdoptReady family? If you have completed your PRIDE training and Homestudy, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet Nevaeh.
Fourteen-year-old Nevaeh has dreams of one day being a FBI profiler, lawyer or police officer. She would love to help people and solve crimes! She is a wonderful young lady who is smart, quick-witted and observant. Nevaeh is very friendly, polite and is easy to talk to. She has a terrific sense of humour, and enjoys sparring and teasing. She has a kind heart and can be very patient, although this may not be immediately apparent to others. Nevaeh adores the two pet dogs in the home. She is wonderful with animals and lavishes them with affection. For Nevaeh adoption means “there will be a sense of belonging”.
When it comes to family, Nevaeh has stated “I want someone who is funny and who can show affection". A one or two-parent family with other youth, preferably older teens, is necessary for Nevaeh. Nevaeh would like a family who will be open and honest with her. She very much needs a mother figure who will provide her with affection. A family that is multiracial and multicultural in its composition and lifestyle would be best suited for this lovely teen.
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 15th!
Profile Night: Trent
Date: September 19th
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 18th!
Are you an AdoptReady family? If you have completed your PRIDE training and Homestudy, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet Trent.
Seven-year-old Trent’s sweet grin and charm can win anyone over. He is a curious, playful and active boy. Trent has a great sense of humour and thinks of himself as “hilarious”. He loves to be outdoors and especially enjoys swimming, soccer, rollerblading and riding his bicycle. However, as of late, he is more concerned about how his hair looks! Trent is a talkative little guy who asks questions and listens intently to the answers. He loves to be helpful and is happiest when he is working alongside an adult baking in the kitchen. Trent loves to learn and is eager to try new things. Trent loves trucks of all kind; in particular he loves monster trucks. Trent enjoys demonstrating his artistic side and likes to colour and draw pictures. He is learning new musical skills with an intent interest in learning to play the drums. He loves to play with Lego and will use his imagination to construct all sorts of things.
Trent would do best with parent(s) who are able to provide structure and routine in an understanding and caring environment. Trent would do well with parent(s) who like being active and enjoy spending time outdoors. He will require firm direction and supervision throughout his childhood development, and the adoptive parent(s) will need to be willing to work collaboratively with community supports as Trent’s needs change. Trent does really well with one-to-one attention and would benefit from being an only child or the youngest by several years.