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Resources & Support

Below you will find recommended readings and websites that are intended to assist you in your decision to adopt. Please take your time and select the readings that best suit your needs. We may also recommend certain readings for you, once we better understand your situation and how you wish to grow your family.

Books

Websites

Adoptive Parent Support Group

Ottawa CAS is pleased to once again be offering adoptive parents the opportunity to come together and take part in the Adoptive Parent Support Group. The first gathering will occur on October 15th from 6:30-8pm at the CAS office and will commence every third Wednesday of the month there after. Please confirm your attendance with Melissa Lumley-Pfeil at melissa.lumley@casott.on.ca

Training Opportunities

Ottawa Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss
The Adoption Council of Ontario is offering "Pathways to Permanence 2" which is a 24-hour specialized series of classes designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and guardians who are parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The course provides tools, techniques and information that empower participants to effectively parent their children. Click here to register or for more details.