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Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
We Are Adopted is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and promoting the interests of adopted people of all ages. They support the exploration of personal and shared experiences for adopted and fostered people through regular meetups, workshops, speakers, resources, and community connections. Visit them and connect at Are Adopted was created in response to a need within the adoption community for a voice and
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
Gotcha Day is one of the names many adoptive parents use to mark the day their child was adopted. While is it intended as a celebration, adoptee Mila Konomos shares a different perspective, along with her personal adoption story. Mila is a transracial, transnational Korean American adoptee. She has been in reunion with her Korean family for over a decade. I’d like to address the practice of so-called “Gotcha Day.” An adoptive parent wrote
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
In this article, originally shared on the Lost Daughters website, Lynn Grubb shares some of the key lessons and outlooks on life she discovered as an adopted person.1) I learned about being a minorityAlthough my skin colour is that of the majority, I learned early in life that I was part of a minority group. I was told I was adopted at a young age, so as I grew up, I noticed that the overwhelming majority of people I knew were living in
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
AFABC’s education program has changed and grown a lot! In this article, our education team lead explains what we do now and how we do it.What is adoption education?Adoption education helps prospective adoptive parents to make realistic, well-informed decisions about their capacity and readiness to parent a child by adoption and educates adoptive parents as they move through the stages of the lifelong adoption journey. The program also serves as
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
Adoptees are four times more likely to attempt suicide than non-adoptees. There’s no easy way to talk about this topic, but talk about it we must.As the adoptive mom of four young adults—two sons adopted as babies and twin daughters adopted at 6 years old—I know what joy adoption can bring. I also know that adoption is complex and can be filled with as much loss as love. It’s hard to think that our children may struggle with grief, depression,
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
The Asian Adult Adoptees of British Columbia (AAABC) is a volunteer organization that serves the Asian adult adoptee community in BC. Originally formed in 2009 as Triple ABC, the group relaunched with its new name in 2016, after a hiatus of several years. In this article, AAABC president Myla Choi shares what the organization is all about.Note: as of 2021, AAABC is now the Transracial Adoptee Community (TAC). The group is open to all transracial
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
In this series Marion Crook, author and adoptive mom, takes us on a journey through changes in adoption in BC. Part two looks at international adoption, and part three focuses on adoption from foster care.International adoption, then and nowInternational or “out of country” adoptions were rare in Canada until after World War II. They became popular as a humanitarian response to the many children orphaned or left behind by soldiers after the
Source: Focus on Adoption magazine
Founded in 1998, AKOMA is a monthly get-together for adopted children of African heritage and their parents. In this interview, organizers Catherine Marshall and Harriet Fancott (who also happens to be a former Focus on Adoption editor!) explain what it’s all about.Tell us a little bit about AKOMA.The aim of AKOMA is to bring together adoptive families with children who identify as being of African heritage, and to forge racial, cultural,
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The Kirkbys adopted their daughter from China just shy of her first birthday. In this audio interview, Sheila shares their family story and how AFABC’s education and community connections helped them feel prepared.Click the audio player below to listen.  Your browser does not support the audio clip.   Become an AFABC member and be a part of our diverse adoption community!Sign up now, learn more about membership
Source: Focus on Adoption Magazine
In this series Marion Crook, author and adoptive mom, takes us on a journey through changes in adoption in BC. Part one explores local infant adoption, part two will look at international adoption, and part three will focus on adoption from foster care.Local infant adoption is also called domestic adoption, agency adoption, and newborn adoption. Whatever you call it, it refers to situations where an expectant parent or couple chooses to make an