Online Adoption Events
Would you like to build your knowledge with tools, tips and strategies to help you in your adoption and parenting journey?
AdoptOntario’s Online Adoption Events are an exciting, new way of connecting families with waiting children and youth.
Workers present profile(s) of children and youth for families to consider. At these events attendees will:
Forever Bond (Registration is closed)
Date: September 21st, 2021
Please join us for "Forever Bond", a webinar which will introduce you to sibling groups in need of an adoptive family. Placing siblings together not only protects children against the trauma of further separation and loss, but also enhances their sense of safety, well-being and identity.
Within each sibling group, each child has different needs and interests that require a family to love, accept their connections to one another and recognize the individual support they will need to grow and flourish. Join us to learn about wonderful siblings who need adoptive families to cherish, support and care for them as they grow and develop.
Child Profile Night - Maria (Register)
Date: October 21st, 2021
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. Learn more about Maria here!
All About Me (Registration is Coming Soon)
Date: November 15th, 2021
We are looking for parents who can celebrate the wins of a child, no matter how big or small! Attending All About Me will introduce you to children with various physical and cognitive needs that require families who can really ‘get into their world’ to gain a complete understanding of them. Is your family optimistic, realistic and open to learning about how to best support a child to reach their full potential? This event is for you! So many elements make us who we are, and these children’s loving, joyful personalities will brighten up your home and your lives. We invite you to journey with us.
Nurturing Identity: Seeking Black/Biracial Families (Registration is Coming Soon)
Date: December 15th, 2021
Our cultures’ stories, food, smells and songs fill our hearts and ground us as we go through life. Nurturing Identity features Black/multi-racial children who require families who share their ethnic/racial identity. When a child gains the opportunity to develop a strong sense of self, they are better equipped to navigate their surroundings and the world. As African Canadian children are over-represented in the child welfare system at five times their representation in the population, it is essential to support them by providing them with a sense of belonging. Join us to learn more about these amazing children.
“It is one of the most challenging and rewarding adventures I have embarked on.” Black Adoptive Father
Kids For Keeps (Registration Coming Soon)
Date: February 16th, 2022
Whether they are a science-fiction fan, an outdoor adventurer or a five-star chef in the making, all children and youth come with warm and loving personalities – these kids are for keeps! Every child and youth is unique and has a one-of-a-kind personality and set of talents, as well as various needs that require a supportive and loving family. Let AdoptOntario introduce you to a few children and youth who will inspire you with their strength, resourcefulness and adaptability.
Power of Permanency: Teens & Tweens (Registration Coming Soon)
Date: February 16th, 2022
Power of Permanency is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how you can provide a loving home for a young person who desires a stable, supportive, and loving family. Youth over 15 make up almost half the children/young people in Ontario’s foster care system. As young people prepare to begin their journey towards independence, a family is crucial in providing them with the unconditional support they need as they navigate life’s challenges. Join us to learn more about these incredible young people and how you can support them as they grow and reach new milestones!
Sign-up for our Online Education Series "Adoption Matters"
Experts in various topics such as Openness, Transitioning to a forever home, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Trauma, etc present information aimed at demystifying stigma and offering insight into what parenting a child with each need is like. By watching these webinars you will:
For a small fee, these educational webcasts will be available to you and your family, all from the comfort of your home! Imagine growing your skills and knowledge without even leaving your house! Learn more.