Every child deserves a loving home to call their own
Every November, Adoption & Permanency Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of permanency and the positive impact it can have on a child’s life.
Adoption & Permanency Awareness 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 close to 700 children and youth in the care of the Province without a permanent family.
Adoptive, kinship and foster families all make a difference in the lives of children and youth by providing care, guidance, and a sense of belonging. They offer a welcoming stability, ensuring children and youth have the foundation they need to build the lives they dream of, while recognizing the importance of staying connected to their community and culture.
Join us throughout November as we explore the various paths to permanency for Children in the care of the province with Live interviews and testimonials
Week 1: Permanency through Adoption
Week 2: Permanency through Kinship Care
Week 3: The Role of Foster Care in Permanency
Week 4: Youth Voices on Permanency
What is permanency?
Permanency means family, belonging, and lifelong connection. There are many ways to create permanency including adoption, guardianship, and kinship care.
Permanency is belonging
For a teen or young adult, permanency is knowing, deep within, that you belong somewhere with someone . . . no matter what.
Permanency is a lifelong relationship. It’s hearing your name on the family voicemail… Having your picture on the family photo wall…Being included in the family vacation. Knowing someone will walk by your side in times of need…Having a place to go for the Holiday...Having an emergency contact. And having people who will visit you regularly . . . no matter where you are.
Regardless of how it’s found, permanency means that a child will be in their forever home with a loving family that supports their well-being.
Our hope is that this November and throughout the year 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 and a family.
Know that we are here to support permanency families of all kinds throughout their journeys, from application to placement, to adoption and post-adoption NBAF is here.
Ultimately consider accepting a child or youth as a permanent part of their family.
Check out our full calendar of activities for the month and register today to ensure you have a spot!