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February 16th 2016:Adoption Beyond Infancy

Jane De Pauw lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two children who were adopted through the Alberta foster care system. Sylvie Hebert was born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada. She and her husband started their own family and then set up their own medical foster home. They explain the Adoption Society of Alberta, http://www.adoptionabi.com, and the support it provides for parents who have adopted children. They discuss the experience of adoptive parents. They highlight what they each see as the challenges faced by parents when the children they have adopted have special n

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Jane De Pauw

Jane De Pauw lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two children who were adopted through the Alberta foster care system. Their son was two and a half when he first came to their home. Their daughter came home from the hospital at eleven days of age. Jane is busy with working full time at the University of Alberta, minor hockey, lacrosse and horses, and with her two children as well as volunteering as the Chairperson for the Adoption (ABI) Society of Alberta Board of Directors. She strongly advocates for adoption and in particular through local family and children services.
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Sylvie Hebert

Sylvie Hebert was born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada. With strict but loving Catholic parents, she grew up with an older sister and younger brother. At college she studied Special Care counselling. During her third year, she realized that she enjoyed working with children with different abilities. She met this wonderful guy -- she was then 16 -- finished college and followed him to Alberta. They started their own family. At the suggestion of a friend she and her husband set up a medical foster home. This gave her a career and the chance to stay home with her children so they could learn French. She and her husband love this work but the constant grieving takes a toll on their relationship an
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