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:

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

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

If you are interested in adoption, waiting to adopt, or are an adoptive, kinship or foster parent, please join us in our Private Facebook Group where you can ask questions, meet other families on their caregiving journeys, and find out about activities, training, etc.. happening around the province.

We look forward to connecting with you!