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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

It "is the umbrella organization for adoption in Canada. Based in Ottawa, the ACC raises public awareness of adoption, promotes the placement of waiting children and youth, and stresses the importance of post-adoption services. Their services include adoption resources, referrals, education, and support. As a national non-profit organization that receives little government funding, the ACC is greatly dependent on the support from its national membership base, as well as donations from the general public." - Adoption Council of Canada Website.

This is an online community and resource centre for Canadians who have been touched by adoption or will be. It is a great resource as it lays out information about adoption for each of the provinces in Canada and their different process for adoption.

This group provides an ongoing voluntary non-identifying photo/letter exchange between adoptive parents and birth family members.

This is an agency that provides programming for all stages of life. It provides adoption counselling free of charge to those who have adopted from the public sector or qualify for post-adoptive services.

"Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is an interactive learning experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The ETC Parent Training was developed by Michael & Amy Monroe and relies heavily on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the TCU Institute of Child Development.

ETC Parent Training equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The training is taught from a Christian perspective and focuses on a wide range of topics and issues relevant to adoptive and foster parents, including helping parents understand the impact of their child’s history, what they themselves bring to the parent-child relationship, the fundamentals of attachment, the impact of fear, and the importance of meeting their child’s sensory processing, nutritional and other physiological needs."

This group works to connect Calgary's children in care with those who will adopt them and develop supportive communities to support these children. Throughout the year, they host events with various adoption supports and topics.

This family-centred program that provides services and supports to help family's access communities resources for child development and activities.

"Our Adoption and Foster Care Ministry offers a supportive network and training opportunities for families caring for adoptive or foster kids."

The Parent Support Association of Calgary has an FASD Parent / Caregiver Peer Support Program which hosts parent-lead support groups as well as training seminars.

This program provides financial support to allow families to advocate for their children and their unique needs. The goal is to assist families to provide a permanent home for adoptive kids and support the family to help improve success. The program is voluntary and parents advocating for their children's needs.

Waiting to Belong provides information about adoption and related services.

WECA is an Edmonton based Church which provides adoption supports. They often host professional speakers and training seminars for adoptive parents.

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