February 2020 Newsletter
Updated: 4 days ago
ABC would like to wish all families a warm welcome to 2020 with our February 2020 Newsletter! 😊
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On behalf of the Adoption by Choice team I’d like to wish you and your families a warm welcome to 2020! This year brings new beginnings for me personally, but also for ABC. I have come to learn that nothing in life remains the same. Change is inevitable, change is the only constant that we can count on. As you are all aware, ABC has gone through changes in the last year. Often change can bring uncertainty and/or fear of “what will be” I choose to see change at ABC as an opportunity, help to propel innovation, creativity and continuous evolution of best practice adoption work. What emerges from change are new ways of doing innovative and creative work to attract more birth parents, as well as development of fundraising efforts to expand programming while enhancing what currently exists as meaningful work. As I envision the next year, I need all of your help to work together to engage in what could be and what will be. I choose to focus on change as possibility, this is what I am most excited about in my early days at ABC.
Last year, ABC celebrated its 30th Anniversary! In 1989 Adoption By Choice was the first licensed open adoption agency in Alberta, this is quite something to be proud of. It’s a privilege for me to work alongside all of you in the adoption sector. Whether it’s as a valuable community partner, birth parent, adoptive parent, kinship parent, parents awaiting placement or as fellow colleagues throughout Alberta, together we all work towards our mission of bringing safety, permanency and happiness to children. I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the legacy of leaders of this agency that have brought it to where it is today. Carol Lamb, founder/former Executive Director, Ramone Kindrat former Executive Director, Jerry-Lynn Deveau former Executive Director and now myself.
Without the guidance and leadership of these strong women the vision of this agency wouldn’t be where it is today.