A reality of international adoption is that there are long periods of time when adopting families are simply waiting, with no paperwork left to do and little information coming to them (although of course things are moving forward). We know that many families find this wait time passes more quickly if they use it to become more familiar with the country of their child-to-be. You might consider taking a language course, reading books — both fiction and non-fiction — related to the country, learning more about its culture, and making contacts within your own community with people from that country. You can also go to the TDH Canada site to learn about the humanitarian and child advocacy projects carried out by our national organization.
Please note that TDH Ontario does not monitor these Yahoo Groups and does not verify nor take responsibility for their content.
- Enfants du Vietnam at: http://groups.yahoo.com
- Vietnam Adoption Canada at: http://groups.yahoo.com
- List of Adoption Practitioners across Ontario (with contact information)
- Orphan’s Hope A Canadian agency that provides grants to qualified families to assist with their adoption costs
- Adoption Council of Canada
- What is Adoption? A children’s book and international adoption seminars in the Toronto area
- Children are curious and ask many questions, especially during the preschool years. They inquire about physical differences and about how they joined their family. As parents, we need to be well informed and prepared for these conversations. Jennifer Walker has compiled this book_list of the many adoption related resources available to both parents and children of all ages and circumstance.
- Center for International Relationships www.cfir.ca -Supporting individuals, couples and families touched by the adoption journey
- Le Repère Counselling Services