My husband and I adopted our beautiful son back in 2015 through the domestic adoption process when he was just 3 months old. It was a really long journey for us – 8 years in total – but it was worth the wait. We came to adoption through fertility issues, although I had been thinking about adopting a child for a long time prior to that. In our case, the birth mother and father created an adoption plan for their baby and selected us to be his adoptive parents from the portfolios they were given by the Ministry. We have an open adoption and a very close relationship with the birth family; we consider them our extended family. We can’t imagine our lives without our little boy.
The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan provides pre- and post-adoption support services, including consultation, education, resources and more. ASCS provides these supports and programs to adoptive families, adoptees, birth parents, birth families and professionals. When adoption becomes the plan for a child, ASCS believes the child’s best interests are met when families are well-equipped with a broad understanding of adoption and the issues that may arise along the journey. Knowing what resources are available to support the child throughout their life within an adoptive family is essential from the start.