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Andrea & Kyle

Early on in our marriage we made the decision to expand our family through adoption. We did not consider any other option & have never looked back! We have 2 boys who joined us from 2 different countries, we were assisted by 2 different adoption agencies...

Curtis

Curtis is a resident of Saskatoon working as a local architect/ builder and father. With his partner Helen they pursued various adoption routes before adopting internationally. Prior to this they pursued local adoption, and adoption pursuits from...

Kerri

My name is Kerri and I live in rural Sask with my husband and two small children. I was born in 1981 and relinquished at birth. I spent some time in NICU and foster care before being adopted at 6 weeks old. I decided to look for information on...

Michele H

Michele is the proud adoptive mother of three children – Katja, Matt and Nick. Katja was four years old when Michele and her husband Dave adopted her from a Ukrainian orphanage. Matt and Nick are twins who Michele and Dave brought home from the...

Nicole

Parenting is always a journey. It is full of joys and challenges. This is no different for an adoptive parent. My daughter is now 24 years old and learning to navigate the adult world with ADHD. My son is 21 and was diagnosed with FASD at 9 months...

Candace

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 but it was worth the wait. We came to adoption through fertility issues...

Denise

When I was a teenager of just 15 I became pregnant with my first child. When I look back I remember feeling very scared of what the future would bring for both myself and my child. I had an amazing group of friends who helped me through all the...

Kim

Kim and her husband, Bart, are the adoptive parents of a beautiful 16-year-old daughter. They began their adoption journey in 2005, and their daughter joined their family at the age of 21 months in the fall of 2006. After exploring a number of...

Michelle M

Hello I am Michelle, I was adopted as an infant in 1968, when closed adoptions were the norm. My birth parents were teenagers who had dated for 3 years, but they were not supported by their families to parent me. I grew up in a very loving and...

Racheal

My name is Racheal, and I was adopted when I was five years old by my foster family. I had been with them since I was a baby, but I fully understood there was a difference between being a foster kid who called them mom and dad and being “their” kid. A lot of...

Carla

At sixteen years old, Carla made one of the hardest decisions a person can make: she placed her son for adoption. Open adoption was just in it’s infant stages in the early 90’s and Carla knew that was exactly what she wanted for her child, however...

Heather

Heather is a mother of 2, married to her husband 16 years. Her 1st was adopted through an intercountry adoption as a new infant. She is now a 7 year old in Grade 2. The family lives in rural SK & enjoys the outdoors together...

Lisa

Lisa is an adoptive parent of two amazing children, a ten-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl. Through her experience with adoption, Lisa has realized the importance of being a lifelong learner. Lisa enjoys learning about trauma-informed...

Mikayla

My name is Mikayla and I am a 24 year old adoptee. Born in Tampa, Florida to a lady, not quite ready to a mom, and adopted out at 3 says old. Being adopted has has brought on many challenges for myself, for my family and for my birth family. But...

Shauna

I have been involved in my niece and nephew's lives before they were even born. I wasn't present for the birth of my niece, but I knew the second my sister went into labour, and was the first call when my niece was born. My sister and niece stayed with me...

Cassie

My name is Cassie and I was adopted in the mid 80's from Regina SK. I was adopted by loving parents, with an older brother who was also adopted at birth. I always knew I was adopted, and do not have a memory of being told. I was lucky, and...

Jenna

Jenna was born and raised in Saskatoon. She lived in a foster home until she was 5-months-old and then was adopted by her family. With an open adoption, she always knew she was adopted. As relationships with birth family are somewhat...

Lori

The year was 1987 and I was a senior in high school in Prince ALbert Saskatchewan. I was the youngest child with three older siblings already away from home. My father said to me one day don’t disappoint me and come home pregnant. I already was...

Natasha

Hi, my name is Natasha (she/her) and I have been out and proud since… well, before Ellen. I grew up on Vancouver Island and after working crew for the ’94-’96 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festivals joined the Lesbian Avengers and moved to Portland...

Trina

Those who are adopted can frequently be asked questions about their “real” family, but while growing up, Trina didn’t realize what people were asking about. To her, her family was her real family and, having been adopted when she was only a few weeks old...

About ASCS

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.