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woman-in-gray-sweater-drinking-coffeeWe offer a number of online supports including virtual support sessions twice weekly during the day and twice monthly during the evening, and online support groups. Our Family Support Workers are also available to talk via Facebook Chat and the Chat feature on our website. 

Virtual support sessions | Online support groups | Online chat

Virtual support sessions

Join us online for our virtual support sessions. Please see our Events Calendar for upcoming dates and themes. Come and discuss the theme of the day, listen to other parents share their experiences, talk about adoption in general, or just check-in. Join our Facebook events to get reminders and updates!

Here are some resources you can review before you join the virtual support sessions, or anytime.

Weekly sessions will be held Tuesday: 10:30 - 11:30 am and Thursday: 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Grab a coffee and chat with our Family Support Workers and the community online. Waiting parents welcome. 

Click here to join the Tuesday morning support session.

Click here to join the Thursday afternoon support session. 

 Our evening support sessions for September are: 

• Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. (Theme: Transracial parenting)
• Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. (Theme: Trauma informed parenting)

Click here to join an evening support session. 

Online Support Groups 

Our online support groups give parents a place to connect through Facebook. Some groups tackle parenting issues, while others have a geographical focus or connect specific types of families. All groups offer the opportunity to share experiences, socialize, and build friendships.

All groups are closed, require commitments by members to respect confidentiality, and are facilitated by one or more Family Support Workers. This ensures that the group stays focused and that confidentiality is respected by all.

We’re excited to start our monthly Waiting Parents group again after cancelling the sessions because of COVID. They will be online until further notice, and will take place on the 3rd Monday of each month starting on September 21, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please register here.

Adoption Basics
A new group for applicants who haven't yet completed their Adoption Education Program (AEP), as well as for those considering adoption who aren't sure which program to apply to.

Adoptive Parents of Indigenous Children
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary Indigenous adoption issues in an atmosphere of confidentiality and support. 

Adoptive Parents of Teens
Join us for lively discussions and support, no matter what age your teen joined your family.

All Ages Adoptive Parents
Families with kids of all ages, and all stages are welcome to dive in! This group is open to adoptive and permanency parents from placement onwards. (If you are awaiting a placement, please join the "Waiting Parents" Support group, listed below.)

Families Raising Family
All kinship family types are welcome, including those formed through kinship care, foster care, guardianship, custom adoption, and/or adoption.  

FASD Parent Support
All adoptive and permanency parents of children or youth with brain based disorders are welcome.

LGBTQ2S+ Adoption Support Network
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary adoption issues in an atmosphere of confidentiality and support. Members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies are welcome. 

Single Adoptive Parent Support
Join us as we celebrate single parenthood in this group just for single-parent led families and waiting parents. 

Transracial and Intercountry Adoptive Parents
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary adoption issues related to culture, race, transracial parenting, and intercountry adoption.

Waiting Parents Support
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary adoption issues related to waiting adoptive parents. Applicants who have completed their AEP (adoption education program) or equivalent pre-adoption training are welcome to join. 

Online chat

Want to chat online? If the "Live Chat" button on your left is green, click to chat with a Family Support Worker. If the button is grey, you can still click to send us an email and we'll get back to you asap. 

If you prefer talking over Facebook, you can reach there too!

Coast Fraser regions: Connect with Lucy on Facebook.
South Vancouver Island region
Connect with Correen on Facebook.
Central and North Vancouver Island, and Thompson Cariboo regions: Connect with Angie on Facebook.
Interior and Northern BC regions: Connect with Brandi on Facebook.

Further reading: 

Connect with a Family Support Worker.

They provide information and support to adoptive families across BC.

Join a face-to-face support group.

Connect with others and share experiences as adoptive parents.