Join Stefanie Laurella of Lawson Lundell as she explains what custom adoption is and who can custom adopt children. An overview of the Custom Adoption Recognition Act will be discussed along with a review of the historical and current case law in the North and how that compares to recognition practices in the rest of Canada.
Adoption Resources: adoption-centre-of-british-columbia resources
This is part of the immobilization group for the Secwepemc around Custom Adoptions and Child Welfare.
- Secwépemc Law of Stsmémelt and Kw’séltkten Preamble Our children are the future of our Nation. The Secwépemc
Helpful Guides for Family Law and Child Protection:
- Publications | Family Law in BC
- Children | Family Law in BC
- Publications Aboriginal Family Laws
- Family Law/CFCSA Guides in Different Languages
- Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE)
- Children and Youth Services Review | Vol 33, Issue 1, Pages 1-206 (January 2011)
- Data for: Working together to improve the mental health of Indigenous children: A systematic review
- Virtual Family Mediation Project through Access Pro Bono
- New Guardianship laws in BC legal aid video
Indigenous grandmothers play an important role in extended family rights in British Columbia (BC). You can have grandparents take care of your children if you are unable to. This group works in three major areas: law reform, litigation, and public legal education. Currently working on Child Welfare Reform and Advocacy for kinship care.
- Doris is a grandmother that discusses taking her grandchild into her care. https://youtu.be/qPCAB6z6BjY
For more information and resources please visit:
- Legal Aid for Aboriginal people: Extended Family Program
- Parent Support Services Society of BC https://www.parentsupportbc.ca/grandp…
Human Rights Commission findings when talking to kinship caregivers and recommendations: Pathways in the forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention based child welfare. Westcoast Leaf:
Updated Wrapping Our Ways Around Them: CFCSA working with Indigenous Families 2021 Wrapping our Ways Around Them
We can’t make the same mistake twice: her opening in the court case against MCFD: Cindy Blackstock Child Welfare
RESOURCES AND REFERRAL PLACES:
- BC Healthy Kid Program: dental and optical
- Cheap or free computers for non-profit/low income families
- Youth in Care Tuition Waiver FAQ
Indigenous advocacy groups, agencies and support groups listed here: https://bc.nationtalk.ca/channels
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