NOVEMBER IS ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

National Adoption Month is a time for the community, adoptees, adoptive parents, advocates, and professionals to raise awareness and support children and families built through adoption, as well as raise awareness of the more than 500 children and youth in the care of the Province without a permanent family.

This month, we are shining a light on the children in care, sharing their perspectives and emotional journeys as well as providing tools and supports to the adults in their lives who support them.

In years past, the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation has held an in-person conference, this year we are going virtual due to COVID restrictions. We are spreading out our educational activities throughout the month of November and we invite you to set aside some time to join us for an informative and meaningful experience.

Our hope is that during the month of November we can encourage New Brunswickers to:

  • Understand the journey of the children in the care of the province

  • Remember that every child and youth needs and deserves permanent, long-term relationships; life-long connections; a family.

  • Know that we are here to support families throughout their adoption journey, from application to placement, to adoption and post-adoption.

  • Ultimately consider accepting a child or youth as a permanent part of their family.

We encourage everyone, personally touched by adoption or not, to embrace National Adoption Awareness Month, participate and learn and serve as champions of children every day!

We have a whole month of programming that pre-adoptive, post-adoptive, and foster parents may be interested in participating in including:

  • Weekly Facebook Lives focused on the 4 Trauma Responses: Freeze, Flight, Fight, and Fawn

  • Webinars (Trauma Responses, Parenting Adopted Children, Transracial Adoption)

  • Live Streamed programming

  • Monthly Virtual Support Groups

Check out our full calendar of activities for the month below, register today to ensure you have a spot!

Children who grow up and move into adulthood with the stability and support offered through adoption experience better outcomes than their peers who leave Care without the foundation of a permanent family environment.

If you have any questions about our Adoption Month programming, please reach out to anyone on the NBAF Team or send an email to info@nbadoption.ca