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This is the name you use on facebook. The group coordinator will need to send a friend request to your facebook account to admit you to the group.
Adoption professionals who are also adoptive parents need support too, and we welcome you to join our “Support for the Supporters” Facebook group. This is a closed support group for professionals in the adoption community who are also parenting through adoption. Designed for AFABC support-staff members, MCFD, licensed agency and DAA social workers, and others whose professional role prevents full participation in our other AFABC parent support groups.
 
Client Rights and Responsibilities Policy

As a client of AFABC, you can expect:

To be treated with respect. We will respect your family-type, lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, culture and your opinions.

To have your personal information and family history kept private and strictly confidential, with one exception: if you disclose information that leads us to be concerned that you may have hurt or may hurt a child, we have a duty to report our concern to the proper authorities.

To have fair and equitable access to services where and when they are provided. When you inquire about our services, you will be given information to enable you to decide if our services are of interest to you, and to determine if you are eligible.

To be heard – AFABC is always open to comments or suggestions about our services. If you have a complaint, AFABC has a formal complaint procedure which is available to all clients on our website at www.bcadopt.com or by request.

As a participant in our group programs and services, AFABC has the expectation that if you participate, you will:
  • Treat others in the group with respect and understand that their adoption experiences, family-type, lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, culture and opinions may or may not be the same as yours.
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of the group. Our rule is “what is said in the group, stays in the group.”

Collection, use and disclosure of personal information:
The personal information you voluntarily provide to AFABC is protected under the provisions of British Columbia’s and Canada’s provincial and federal privacy legislation (PIPA). Depending on the nature of the transaction, AFABC generally collects contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) and payment information if required, related to event registrations, group participation, donations, subscriptions, memberships, newsletter and information mailings.
Your information will only be used for the following:
  • Respond to your inquiries
  • Send you informational material
  • Send you subscription or membership renewal notices
  • Enable event registration and online group participation
  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Notify you of events or offers of interest to you
  • Inform you of changes to programs you are participating in
  • Solicit financial support
  • Generate anonymous statistics

All of our commercial electronic messages are compliant with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and will always give you the opportunity to manage your subscription preferences and opt out of future mailings. Your personal information is not shared, rented, exchanged or otherwise disclosed to any outside third party, except where authorized or required by law.

Please visit our website to learn more about our client grievance policy.


I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE CLIENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES POLICY
 
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Collection: The personal information you voluntarily provide to AFABC is protected under the provisions of British Columbia’s and Canada’s provincial and federal privacy legislation (PIPA). Depending on the nature of the transaction, AFABC generally collects contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) and payment information if required, related to event registrations, group participation, donations, subscriptions, memberships, newsletter and information mailings.

Use: Your information will only be used for the following activities:
• respond to your inquiries,
• send you informational material,
• send you subscription or membership renewal notices,
• enable event registration and online group participation
• conduct financial transactions,
• notify you of events or offers of interest to you,
• inform you of changes to programs you are participating in,
• solicit financial support and
• generate anonymous statistics.

All our commercial electronic messages are compliant with CASL, and will always give you the opportunity to manage your subscription preferences and opt out of future mailings.

Disclosure: Your personal information is not shared, rented, exchanged or otherwise disclosed to any outside third party, except where authorized or required by law.

I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION POLICY.
 

AFABC Facebook community guidelines

The purpose of the AFABC Facebook community is to provide a welcoming and safe place for people in the adoption community to connect, share stories, support each other, and build lasting friendships. The following guidelines are intended to support positive interaction among the members and suggest the types of behavior and activities that are encouraged on AFABC sites.
1. Be Respectful
Please extend courtesy and respect to fellow members at all times. This is a place to support each other and engage in meaningful discussion, not to judge or criticize one another. If you disagree with another’s opinion, please explain why respectfully.
2. Be Appropriate
Please keep all content in your post focused on the stated topic of the thread. If you want to talk off-topic, please do so in your own blog or Facebook page. Content that is not appropriate on AFABC’s online community includes, but is not limited to, advertising, publishing of material for which you do not own the copyright*, any content that is vulgar, obscene or contains adult themes, language or imagery. * When linking to outside content, you must ensure that the content of the link is appropriate for our community and adheres to the aforementioned guidelines.
3. Guard Your Personal Information
You must use your real name when posting to the AFABC Facebook page. We do, however, highly discourage members from posting personal information such as telephone number, home address or other specific information that may make your location easily discovered by others. If you’d like to share such information with other members, we advise you to do so with great forethought and caution, and only via the private messaging system.

It is illegal to use names or identifying information of children in the care of the British Columbia MCFD (this includes children whose adoptions have not been finalized).

4. Please Refrain from Advertising or Solicitation
It is not appropriate to advertise your business, products or services on the AFABC community in public forums, public image gallery or in comments you leave. Under no circumstances should you contact another member asking for money, help, or offering products or services.
Postings or comments violating these guidelines will be deleted and reported and the user will be at risk of losing their account. We reserve the right to ban any user without warning, and these guidelines are subject to change without notice. Because of the live nature of the discussions on this community, it is not always possible for AFABC to review and/or confirm the accuracy and/or validity of a message before it is posted. If you believe someone has violated the community guidelines, please report it immediately to editor@bcadoption.com.

I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
 
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