In the 30th of our series, our mom of three kids, Emily, Grant and Lynn, continues her struggle to help Lynn with her food issues.
We need help. Seriously. We need serious help. Seriously.
In the 31st of our series, our mom of three kids--Emily, Grant, and Lynn--struggles with all the paperwork that she hopes will ensure that Lynn gets the help she needs.
With the referrals from the pediatrician for Lynn, came mounds and mounds of paper. I’m having a tough time. It’s overwhelming.
The basics on FASD and some of the provincial services available to families for their kids with FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is used to describe the problems resulting from alcohol use during pregnancy.
When we say that children waiting to be adopted have "no family" it's rarely true. Most have family--we just haven't looked hard enough.
In the adoption world, we often state that children waiting to be adopted have “no family” and, therefore, need a new one.
In the 32nd of our series, our mom of three kids--Emily, Grant, and Lynn--finally has some hope after she connects with an FASD key worker.
I can’t believe it - she actually understands us. Why did I wait so long to contact her?
BC social workers report that same-sex couples are being approved for adoption in equal proportion to heterosexual applicants, but are not being matched to children in the same numbers.
A University of British Columbia (UBC) study on barriers to adoption in BC reveals some extra challenges that gay, lesbian, and single parent applicants may face when trying to adopt a child from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
Explaining parental illness to a child can be hard - especially when the mental illness is connected to a child's adoption.
My eight-year-old daughter has been asking why her birthmom, who has a mental illness, couldn’t raise her.
Adoptive mom Amanada Vincent asks, "Why do people insist on seeing adoption as second best?"
I do wish that people would think before implying that the recent birth of my son must have finally brought my heart’s desire.
In the 35th of our series, our mom finally receives a diagnosis for her daughter--and it’s not the one she’s expecting.
We just got the results from the assessment that was done on Lynn. I’m really conflicted about the information in that report.