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ABI is Back in Action!

ABI has been working hard on new initiatives and spring 2020 will be very exciting!

  • New FASD education series-coming in spring 2020
  • Information sessions on what options exist for your adopted adults
    • What programs and services are available for those turning 18
    • What should you as the parent be doing before your child turns 18
  • Caregiver 2020 is in the plans-stay tuned for more details
  • Outdoor activities at our Family campground
    • Camp overnight
    • Use the nearby provincial park
    • Sit by the fire and enjoy the friendship of other adoptive families
    • Details on booking camp sites will be available soon
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Radio Interview-Family Caregivers Unite

Adoption Beyond Infancy

Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley

Family Caregivers Unite:  Listen here!

Guests: Jane De Pauw (Chairperson Adoption ABI); Sylvie Hebert-Adoptive parent

Episode Description

Jane De Pauw lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two children who were adopted through the Alberta foster care system. Sylvie Hebert was born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada. She and her husband started their own family and then set up their own medical foster home. They explain the Adoption Society of Alberta, http://www.adoptionabi.com, and the support it provides for parents who have adopted children. They discuss the experience of adoptive parents. They highlight what they each see as the challenges faced by parents when the children they have adopted have special needs related to mental health disabilities and physical health. They explain the ways the Adoption Society’s support helps overcome the challenges with disabilities such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder who are living at home and when they also are at school. They say what more they both would like to do and see done to promote the Adoption Society of Alberta

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