A not-for-profit Support Group for Parents with Adopted Children, based in Ontario, Canada
"....Some of the adoption-related challenges my wife and I were experiencing with our younger boy were confusing and exhausting. There were others in the group who had gone through something similar. It was a relief to be able to talk to someone who "got it", and was able to give us constructive advice......"(Adoptive father of 3 1/2 year-old boy)
All who have issues relating to parenting after adoption are welcome to participate in the support group, which is based in Southern Ontario, Canada. Any information discussed by the group is kept confidential within the group.
Adoption brings special issues to the parties
involved. Adoptive parents often seek out other people who understand
their children, their families, and the unique challenges and rewards that
adoption has brought to their lives. Parenting children whose lives have
been affected by neglect, abuse, institutional care, separation and loss,
and multiple moves is like no other kind of parenting. Families may
have to draw on skills they never knew they had or needed. They may
need to turn to others who have experienced similar challenges. By bringing
together people who have been touched by adoption, our group can:
We now have two branches of Parenting After Adoption!
The original group is based in Mississauga, Ontario, and the second group, Parenting After Adoption, North, meets occasionally in Bolton.
We have changed the format of our meetings, focussing on several joint events with our children - such as a Tobogganing Day or Skating Party, a Summer BBQ, a Sports Day or Pool Day, a Hallowe'en or Harvest Festival Day. We are now holding only 2 support meeting per year - in April and September (but we are flexible, if the need is there).
2008 Meeting Schedule for the Mississauga branch of PAA:
Sat Feb 9 10:00 am Tobogganing Day or Skating Party
Tues Apr 15 7:30 pm General Meeting, Mississauga
Sat Jun 21 11:00 am BBQ
Sat Aug 16 10:00 am Swimming/Splashpad
Tues Sep 16 7:30 pm Support Meeting, Mississauga
Sat Oct 18 10:30 am Harvest Festival Day
Sat Dec 6 12 – 4pm Christmas Pot Luck Party, Mississauga
For futher details on the Mississauga or Bolton meetings or events, please call Paul at (905) 278-5022
Healthcare Professionals - Adoption Related
Community Champions Network - Post Adoption
Support Initiative in Ontario
Association of Adoptive Parents of Ontario
Adoption Resource Exchange - April 2008
This page was last updated on 26th January 2008.