Radio Interview-Family Caregivers Unite February 2016

Adoption Beyond Infancy

February 16, 2016
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,, 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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Support, Self-help and Network Group starting again September 2016

Have you been touched by adoption?  Would like to connect with other parents?

Support, Self-help and Network Group

Our group is an opportunity to get emotional support, develop new skills and gain knowledge to help each other be our best selves.

Caregiving can be a rough journey and we can walk it together

 Thursday Evening Sessions starting at 7:00 pm

September 8 & 22, 2016                October 6 & 20, 2016

November 3 & 17, 2016              December 1, 2016

January 12 & 26, 2017                  February 9 & 23, 2017

March 9 & 23, 2017                       April 6 & 20, 2017

May 4 & 18, 2017

Sessions are facilitated by Faye Hamilton, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Sessions are held at

Central Lion’s Senior Centre  Boardroom

11113-113 Street; Edmonton, AB

Transit and LRT accessible

Drop-ins always welcome!


Telephone:  780 761-0599


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Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th, 2016

We had a great event and over 100 attendees.  Looking forward to next year!!

Jeff Noble from FASD Forever

Friday Keynote-Ann Douglas



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