“Instant Family” – Movie Review

Review by Betty Ann Streeter, MSW, RSW, ADV.DIP.SW of Milestones & Transitions Informed by the author/director’s experience of being an adoptive parent…

Post Adoption Depression

We are pleased to present this important article by Debbie Hoffman and Robin May, Ontario social workers who have done…

What Makes a Good Adoptive Parent?

Understanding of the uniqueness of adoptive parenthood Comfort with and full acceptance of parenting a child not born to you…

To Search of Not To Search?

This can be a very big question.  There is now widespread social and legal  recognition of the adult adoptee’s need and…

What Makes a Good Adoptive Parent?

Understanding of the uniqueness of adoptive parenthood Comfort with and full acceptance of parenting a child not born to you…

One Very Important Definition of Adoption

In 1988, Kenneth W Watson defined adoption as: “Adoption  is a means of meeting the developmental needs  of a child by…

Tips for Talking with Your Child About Adoption

Start early.  Start right away, even if your child doesn’t yet understand what you are saying. It is good practice…

Developmental Trauma and the Adopted Child

Many children moving into adoption have experienced some form of developmental trauma.  Understanding what the effects of early trauma are…

You Must Love Your Work…..you make people happy by ‘giving’ them Babies’

How many time have I heard that phrase?  Frankly, too many times.  Yes, I do love my work but not for the…

Adoption Reunion and Other Family Reunion

All three of us, Betty Ann Streeter, Patricia Fenton and Michaele-Sue Goldblatt, have years of experience in all aspects of…

The Adoption Resource Exchange Conference “The A.R.E.” – NOVEMBER 11, 2018

If you are an adoptive applicant seeking to adopt a child or sibling group from the children’s aid system in…

NOVEMBER – Adoption Awareness Month

Welcome to November: Adoption Awareness Month. As this month unfolds, we will be posting daily articles about adoption and its…

Talking And Walking With A Friend Who Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

Talking and walking with a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer from the perspective of a person who has…

This is What Our Family Looks Like Now

Families, like people, come in all shapes and sizes, all colours and heritages, all religions, various types of sexual orientation…

Coping With Illness

Illness has an uncanny way of interrupting our plans and we, at Milestones & Transitions, can help you make new…

Attachment And Separation, What Does It All Mean In June 2018?

This article is difficult to write. The topic is so painful, the feelings it evokes, the memories it calls to…

‘As If Born To ‘ and ‘The Stain of Illegitimacy’

These two concepts were prevalent in Adoption in the 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s and even in the 1960’s. Adoption agencies sought…