There will be some PDFs available for download here very soon. Contact Kelly for more information.
Cowichan tribes adoption program [pdf] Powerpoint
Adoption Forum 1-1 [pdf] Nov.2011[pdf] Powerpoint
Adoption Power Point [pdf]: What we know about Customary Adoption Powerpoint
Honouring-Our-Caretaking-Traditions [pdf]: Document.
Honouring our Caretaking Traditions 2013 [pdf]: Centering Indigenous Traditions of Health and Wellbeing: Document NIFCS custom adoptions research powerpoint-13
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)
Featuring Dr. Jeannine Carriére
In 2007, the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Adoption services management team provided funding to explore how the Cultural Planning Policy that was implemented in 1996, has impacted the adoption of Aboriginal children into non-Aboriginal families.
phase 1 [pdf] “You Should Know that I Trust You” – Cultural Planning, Aboriginal Children and Adoption.
Phase 2 [pdf] “You Should Know That I Trust You” – A study entitled Strengthening Cultural Plans for Aboriginal Children
phase 3 [pdf] “You Should Know that I Trust You” – A summary of a qualitative online survey conducted with adoption,
guardianship and Roots workers in BC.
Phase 1 of the research focuses on the adoptive families and the Aboriginal communities experiences, Phase 2 provides a summary of a qualitative online survey conducted with adoption, guardianship and Roots workers in BC. Phase 3 looks at the perspectives of youth on cultural planning, foster care and adoption. We are honoured by the voices of these 8 youth in this phase of the research. Many thanks go to Kim Grzbowski for her interviewing skills with youth and to the Adoptive Families Association for their assistance. We are grateful to all who assisted in all three phases of this cultural planning research, which is now complete.