Post Adoption Support
- Post AdopTALK
- Parent Groups
- Educational Seminars
- Children’s Bridge key note speakers have included:
Holly Van Gulden, Dee Paddock, Barbara Coloroso, Dr. Dana Johnson, Susan Cox and Beth O’Malley.
- Behaviour Management, School Age Workshop “Empowering Your Children”, Talking to Your Child About Adoption through the Ages and Stages, Life Books, Kid’s Adopt Talk Group and Children with Special Needs,
- Playgroups and Family Networking in cities across Canada
- Post Adoption Follow Up Calls
- Kids Klub (6-12 year olds)
- Teens Group (13 1 6 year olds)
- Community resource referrals for your city
- Post Adoption Volunteer Coordinators
*Please note, many of these services are centred in the Toronto/Ottawa corridor. Please contact your Regional Coordinator, Post Adoption Coordinator or the Children’s Bridge to find out about services in your region.
Post Adoption Consultation Service
- The Children’s Bridge is pleased to offer our Post Adoption Consultation service for adoptive families which includes: scheduled telephone/skype call, email correspondence and identification of resources specific to the needs of the family, child or youth or the country the child has been adopted from.
The fee for consultation is $75.00 CDN per hour.
Please note, this fee is not charged for our initial 6 months post adoption follow-up calls when Children’s Bridge families are first home from country with their child.
To book a Post Adoption Consultation, please contact Karyn Bakelaar, Darlene Catton , or Cathy Murphy.
Download The Adoption Resource List (PDF file)
Resource Links for adoptive families and their teens,
Land of Gazillion Adoptees
A platform for adoptees and their allies to bring topics important to the adoption community to life. Web presence as well as facebook, twitter feeds and Gazillion Voices Magazine.
Because race and culture matter. This is an adoptee space (commenting for adoptees only with lots of thoughtful discource.)
Inter-Country Adoptee Support Network (ICASN)
A network of adult intercountry adoptees and have a lot of useful stories from our members to help others gain a greater understanding of the impact adoption has on our lives.
Korean Adoptee Network Canada
Contact Michelle Fallesen: firstname.lastname@example.org
AKA (Also Known As)
Organization of adult Korean adoptees, based in New York City
Organization based in Southern California
Vietnamese Adoptee Network (VAN)
Connecting Vietnamese Adoptees from Around the World
Chinese Adoptee Links
Great connections for adopted Chinese kids. Try out their pen pal project hooking up kids from around the globe who were all adopted. Run by a dynamic twenty something China adoptee who hails from the west coast of the US.
Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington
glbtiQ & Adopted
a resource guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-, intersex, and queer adult adoptees
Latin American Adoptees at YahooGroups
AK Connection – Adopted Koreans Minnesota
Global Overseas Adoptees' Link (G.O.A.'L) is a non-profit organization and a NGO consisting of overseas Korean adoptees (OAKs) and native Koreans working together to locate birth families and experience Korean life and culture.
BKA – Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc.
Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on building a community of adult adoptees with a connection to Korea in the greater Boston and New England area.
International Korean Adoptee Associations
The objective of the IKAA website is to create a platform to share and exchange information internationally and provide a permanent forum for the network of Korean adoptee associations worldwide.
Adopted Vietnamese International
Adopted Vietnamese International's (AVI) mission is to learn from, share support and encourage adopted Vietnamese as they explore their sense of identity/ies, heritage and diversity.
Transnational and Transracial Adoption Group (UK)
The Transnational and Transracial Adoption Group is co-ordinated by and for transnational and transracial adoptees. We welcome and encourage anyone who has been adopted into a family whose racial origin is different from theirs to join.
||China's Children International (CCI)
CCI is an organization run by adoptees for adoptees.
The mission of CCI is to unite Chinese adoptees from all over the world in addition to providing an extensive network of support for all of us who share this common beginning. CCI promotes open discussions among its members and encourages members to share experiences with other adoptees. CCI also hopes to provide the opportunity for adoptees to give back to orphanages in China.
Please Contact us at: email@example.com
Dual Language English/Mandarin School
- The Dalton School
We encourage registration from families who adopt children from China and are interested in English and Mandarin education.
The Dalton School is a dual-language English/Mandarin elementary school for children aged 4 and up, located in mid-town Toronto.
Our mission is to develop academically inquisitive, culturally aware, language-oriented students through a dual language, bilingual school program.
Welcome to The Dalton School! We are a dual-language school; we have a balanced English and Mandarin curriculum designed to achieve academic proficiency in both languages. Our program focuses on developing academically inquisitive, culturally aware, language-oriented students from a young age.
The Dalton School
Mandarin immersion in the TDSB?
Maintain a cultural connection to China in a Mandarin-intensive elementary program in the TDSB starting in Sept 2013. The Toronto Parents for Mandarin are seeking interested parents who would consider enrolling their children in a possible new program in downtown Toronto (Dundas St. W. and Bathurst St.) where children would learn 2.5 hours in Mandarin every day. The program is still under discussion, so we want to hear from you.
More details can be found at: Toronto Parents for Mandarin (http://ginggolb.wordpress.com)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest.