Canada Adoption

Photos Reveal Unique Bond Between Adoptive Moms And Their Kids

HuffPost Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Parents

So sweet!

Texas Law Would Let Adoption Agencies Ban Muslim, Jewish, LGBT Parents

CP | Meredith Hoffman, The Associated Press | Posted 05.07.2017 | Canada

Child welfare organizations could also send LGBT kids to conversion therapy.

Meet The Woman Who Has Over 1,400 Children

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Parents

She has a heart of gold.

8 Hurtful Beliefs That Make Facing Infertility Even Tougher

Erica Berman | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Parents
Erica Berman

Infertility is a severe life challenge that absolutely flattens people. Look at it this way: procreating is an innate primal instinct, just like breathing air, drinking water and eating food. Imagine how frantic you get if you are denied access to oxygen, water or food?

Christmas Is Looking Bright For Canada's Companion Animals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

Thanks to the hard work of humane societies and SPCAs across Canada, we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has just released our annual Animal Shelter Statistics Report, and it is full of great news for companion animals in Canada.

These Boomers' Stories Prove A Parent's Love Lasts A Lifetime

Linda Simpson | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

In many ways it is a values question. What do we owe our parents? It was a question I posed to several friends and the answers come from their own words. Parenting is the one job that has no prerequisite and requires no experience. Yet, parents have an enduring effect on our entire lives.

Canadian Family Law Needs To Reflect Realities Of Surrogacy

Vanessa Gruben | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Vanessa Gruben

Canada doesn't track all surrogacy arrangements, so we don't know the answers. We should. We need greater regulation of surrogacy in Canada to better protect and promote the interests of women who act as surrogates, intended parents and resulting children.

My Adopted Son Will Always Be Our First Born

Renae Regehr | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Renae Regehr

You see, our son is adopted and we know that regardless of whether he is biological to us or not, love does not recognize a difference. So, my husband and I knew that regardless of whether our second child was biological or not, we would love them just as a fiercely and intensely.

Nicole Kidman Beautifully Sums Up Love Of Adopting Children

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Parents

"I have adopted children and so this is sort of a love letter to them."

Join Two Brothers As They Meet Their Birth Mother For First Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Parents

"We're going to understand where we came."

Planned Parenthood in Canada Is Under Attack Too

Lauren Dobson-Hughes | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Dobson-Hughes

You've heard of the recent attacks on women's healthcare in the States, but in Canada, we're feeling the impact too. For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Ottawa has been there for our community, providing unbiased counselling, education, advice and support. But it's become increasingly hard to do our work. Planned Parenthood is under attack, by people who oppose healthcare for women and the trans community, who don't want youth to get the education they need, and who dedicate themselves to cutting our funding every way they can.

Adoptive Parents Meeting Their Newborn Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Although birth photography has become a growing trend, one photographer decided to capture another equally momentous occasion – the moment adoptive ...

Common Adoption Fears And How To Overcome Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Choosing to adopt is a big decision. It takes months of planning, prepping and waiting for the child’s arrival. But while the adoption process can b...

Metis Woman Spent 23 Years Looking For Her Family

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Impact

REGINA - Lori Campbell's most prized possession is a thick folder filled with paperwork."This is how I know who I am," she says. "This is how I know h...

Should Couples Be Allowed to Crowdfund Their Adoption?

Heather Magee | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

While crowdfunding sites were created to give the underdog a chance and essentially foster free enterprise where start-ups are concerned, it never occurred to me to use these platforms as an opportunity to raise funds for personal pursuits. Especially something as personal as adopting a baby. But does that make it wrong, unethical or crass, even? What do you think? If you had a friend or family member crowdfunding an adoption, would you contribute?

How Adopted Children Get 'Lost', Given Away In Canada

CBC | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living

A child advocate says that "children get lost quite frequently in Canada" following international adoptions because of lax rules around transferring...

How I Deal With the Comments People Make About My Adopted, Special-Needs Child

The Purple Fig | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Sometimes people feel the need to come up to me and tell me how smart she is, as though that was ever in question. My daughter can recognize words on a 12th grade level so yes, she is smart -- but she can't tell when her shirt or pants are on backwards and that the tag almost always goes in the back.

I Remember the Day I Met My Parents

Steve Marchand | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living
Steve Marchand

I remember the exact day I met my parents. Not many people can say that. It was on my 10th birthday. February 23, 1979, to be precise. Danielle, the Social Worker in charge of my case since I had become an orphan four years earlier, drove me to a restaurant where she introduced me to a nice young couple. Today however, after a long and intense look into my past, the scene that took place some 35 years ago is a comforting memory not only because it coincides with the real beginning of my life, but because it also serves as a reminder of all that had to happen in the years before that meeting.

How to Get a Dog Without Really Getting One

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Lucy Leiderman

If you feel you are ready one day to welcome muddy paws onto your furniture (I say that lovingly), please adopt. This story about a dog that survived Euthanasia recently should have done wonders for educating people about how quickly a dog will be killed after being surrendered by their owner, simply because nobody wants it (two weeks!).

Why We Need Mandatory Psychological Tests For Foreign Adoptive Parents

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

Previous reports stated that Maxim had a positive relationship with Massimo Maravalle and his wife Patrizia but questions are now being raised about what signs may have been missed. Other witnesses have reported that the suspect had been seen shaking Maxim a few days before his death although it is still unknown whether psychiatric problems contributed to his actions.

I Could Never Have Imagined 32-Year-Old Me Adopting Two Adolescent Girls

World Vision | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Living
World Vision

Very shortly after finding out I was approved to adopt, my adoption worker came to my home to tell me about two amazing adolescent sisters: Charity and Emily. I sat at my kitchen table for the rest of the night, staring straight ahead like a deer in the headlights, thinking about everything the worker had asked me to consider.

How Being Adopted Affected My Medical History

Sandra Charron | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I was born in North Bay, Ontario, in 1968 as Dorothée Labrosse. I was placed for adoption immediately upon my birth, and two months later, was blessed with a wonderful life with my adoptive parents. Since recently being diagnosed with mental illnesses, a synopsis of my birth family's health could help in the treatment of my illnesses and potentially those of my children.

Couple Can't Bring Adopted Son To Canada

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

Waheeda Afridi was proud when she became a Canadian citizen nearly a decade ago, but now feels only anger and frustration over a bureaucracy that she ...

Adopt-a-HuffPet: These Stray Pooches Need a Home

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada
M. Michelle Nadon

T.J. is a senior Chow Chow with a b-u-tiful cream coat who was brought in as a stray to a shelter in British Columbia. His owner never claimed him. Katie was found as a stray so we have no history on her. Although a senior, don't let her age fool you. She has lots of spunk, and a sharp brain.

Giving Birth to a Child Doesn't Make You a Parent

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I did not give birth to Allie. I'm her foster mother, but I have no rights to make key decisions for this child in my care. Allie's "real" mother has never been with her daughter for more than two hours at a time. "Mom" has never taken Allie to the park, given her a bath, or put her to bed.