SACAS Waiting Parents
What is a "Waiting Parent"
formally, under the SACAS Constitution Waiting Parents are defined as:
4.1.1 South Australian Prospective Adoptive Parents, as approved by the relevant adoption authority, to adopt a child of Chinese heritage.
4.1.2 South Australian Prospective Adoptive Parents who have expressed to the Executive Board a clear interest in adopting a child of Chinese heritage but have not yet been formally approved by the relevant adoption authority.
The Importance of Waiting Parents to SACAS
As time goes on the percentage of Waiting parents within our community will naturally decrease. This fact is to be celebrated as it means that at every allocation more families are created within our membership. But it does pose some challenges for SACAS. Particularly in ensuring that the organisation continues to provide services that are relevant to Waiting Parents and sustainable alongside the increasing demands of families. That's where you come in.
a Waiting Parent you are valued and we need your help. So please consider
how you can help the Waiting Parents Committee and SACAS. SACAS encourages
you to have a voice and to play your part within our community. And
remember, just attending an event and having fun is an important contribution in
itself. As a Waiting Parent you will soon be bringing your child into our
community. By getting involved now you can make an investment in their
future and play your part in making SACAS an even better community in which to
raise your child.
Don't take the adoption journey on your own. Seek the support of others. Have some fun along the way. Share your gift with us and benefit from the gifts we can provide you. Be part of a community. Your kids will thank you for it.
Waiting Parents Committee
since early 2009 SACAS has been unable to identify volunteers to run this
committee and as such all Waiting Parents Events have been placed on hold.
SACAS is an organisation run entirely by volunteers and most of these people
hold down full-time jobs and family responsibilities. Without a willing
Waiting Parent to coordinate events the SACAS Board does not have the capacity
to maintain Waiting Parents Events. If
you are interested in performing this role please email SACAS at firstname.lastname@example.org