AdoptOntario is extremely pleased to invite you to a Child and Youth Profile Night on Thursday, October 21st. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about an amazing child or youth in care who is waiting for an adoptive family. Space is limited, so register now!
The evening will begin with an educational component led by Never Too Late (NTL). The presentation will focus on how to incorporate creative protective factors while using a harm reduction lens, as well as an opportunity to learn about the community of support NTL can offer families welcoming youth ages 16 plus.
Meet the Child/Youth
Maria is a bright, spunky, and determined seventeen-year-old who has an interest in cooking, horseback riding, baking, listening to music, art, and trying out new and funky hair styles and colours.
Maria has a few ideas of what permanency may look like for her. She would like to try living on her own, however she also yearns to have a family who is reliable and can demonstrate an unconditional commitment to her. Like all children and youth, Maria hopes that she can count on someone who can support her with help and advice and a warm home-cooked meal made with love. Although she would like to try living on her own, she also hopes for a soft place to land if her first attempt to “launch” isn’t successful or just wants to crash at “home” for a weekend.
Maria needs a family who is willing to walk with her on her path; who are flexible in their expectations. She is open to a single mother or couple of any gender or sexual orientation and would enjoy having siblings.
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: No Fee
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Platform: Zoom Webinar (Details will be sent out closer to the event date)
The Adoption Council of Ontario provides specialized training and education for all those touched by adoption and permanency journeys. There is a framework for understanding adoption and permanency journeys and all those living these journeys can benefit from this knowledge. In preparation for Maria's Profile Night, we welcome you to watch free on-demand webinars on openness and older child adoption.
What is a Child and Youth Profile Night?
At the event, you will learn more about a youth who is seeking adoptive parent(s), as well as information and resources about permanency and adoption. A presentation will be led by an AdoptOntario Clinical Coordinator, and will be accompanied by the child/youth's adoption worker. Never Too Late (NTL) will provide the educational component for the evening. They will provide you with information about the child/youth's interests, personality, needs, supports, and what a permanency would look like for this child or youth. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to either an adoption professional or adoptive parent(s) regarding their experiences within adoption, and to have your questions answered.
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