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A Focus Series

Adoption and fostering

Caring for children who've known profound loss
Inside this Series

Thousands of children across Canada face the harsh daily reality of having no one in their life who is able to love them and care for them. If you’re considering adoption or offering foster care – or are wondering how you can support a family you know – this page provides some introductory articles and broadcasts.

We also have a comprehensive independent website that’s dedicated to issues related to caring for adopted children and children in foster care. Please check it out at WaitingToBelong.ca.

Considering adoption or fostering

Recommended resources:

A Call to Love: Preparing Your Heart and Soul for Adoption

Handbook on Thriving As an Adoptive Family

Wait No More: One Family's Amazing Adoption Journey


Understanding attachment issues in adoption

Recommended resources:

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

Upside Down: Understanding and Supporting Attachment in Adoptive Families

Parenting Adopted Adolescents


How you can support adoptive and foster families