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I am thrilled to announce the start of a new and exciting venture Labours of Love Designs. I’ve always struggled to find quality, adoption greeting cards and gift items in the marketplace, and coupled with my design background, I started making custom cards myself. I am offering a collection of both standard and custom card options to the adoption community! There are cards for all members of the adoption constellation for all occasions, as well as some select gift items to commemorate the most personal joys of adoption.

Adoption Greetings and Gifts available at Labours of Love Designs.
To customers and businesses: Please contact me at deb@laboursoflove.ca with any queries!

Meet Deborah


Spark ::: ignite their potential - Sunday, May 1, 2011 www.ignitethespark.ca
Spark, sponsored by TELUS, is a chic, edgy and unique afternoon honouring the lives of inspirational Canadians and the people who first recognized their potential.
Visit the website!

Medea Monologues
March 13th, 2010: Adoption
Power Yoga Canada Studio
1101 Clarkson Road North, Suite 305, Mississauga

Mothers to Monologue at this Performance:
Deborah Brennan, Elina Di Luca and Kim Speer

Read About Labours of Love

Parents Canada magazine November 14, 2013
Adopting a child from Canada
By Gail Marlene Schwart

Review in Suite101.com by Angela Krueger, Feb 11, 2009
Insight into the Experience of Adoptive Families
Across Canada

In interviews with adoptive families and professionals across Canada, Deborah Brennan captures the joys and challenges of building a family through adoption. Read more on Suite101.com website.

The Hamilton Spectator by Carmelina Prete, February 24, 2009
Open adoption: Two moms to love
A new Ontario law will open sealed adoption files
Read more at the Hamilton Spectator website.

Related Story: The Hamilton Spectator by Carmelina Prete, February 24, 2009
About 1,200 Ontarians want to block access
More than 1,230 people have filed requests with the province to block access to adoption records that would otherwise be unsealed this June. Read more at the Hamilton Spectator website.

Calgary's Child magazine, March/April 2009 issue
W hat's New - PDF version

Chronicle Herald in Halifax Posted January 30, 2009
Love stories By Lois Legge
Book examines complexities of adoptions in Canada but ultimately celebrates children, family connections

Open Book Toronto, Posted November 10, 2008
Labours of Love: An Interview with Deborah Brennan

North Bay Nugget
'Haiti kept calling out to me'
Posted November 10, 2008
New book features local woman's struggle to adopt a child
By Jenny Potter

Oakville Beaver, Posted November 19, 2008
Adoption book a labour of love for local author
By Tina Depko, Oakville Beaver Staff

Meadow Lake Progress
A life full of love
Local family opens up about adoption experience
By Jennifer Blake, Editor


Watch Deborah

Context with Lorna Dueck - Episode #1208 | Added November 2, 2012
30,000 kids in Canada alone are waiting to be adopted in loving homes. Author, Deborah Brennan, joins Lorna in the first segment to discuss her book "Labours of Love" featuring adoption stories from across Canada. See Deborah's segment here or click here to view the entire show.

CMT “Kortney and Dave -by request“ on Saturday April 2, 2011 (see your local listings), talking about adoption in Canada and my book. Visit their website The Wilsons - thewilsonsofficial.com/index.htm

Global television from July 26, 2009
The Bigger Picture Labours of Love segment: Deborah and family are being featured on a story about open adoption.

100 Huntley Street, Full Circle, January 30, 2009
Watch video about Labours of Love (20 MB wmv - approx. 18 min.)

Listen to Deborah

The John Oakley Show
Ontario Targeting “Mother” & “Father”?
Toronto, ON, Canada / Talk Radio AM640 -
Posted: October 17, 2016 08:56 am
Visit: http://www.640toronto.com/2016/10/17/ontario-targeting-mother-father/

Interview by the Motts - April 12, 2010
Visit: http://www.themotts.ca/listen.php
Click on Podcast: April 12, 2010
Recently there was news story about a little Russian boy who had been adopted by a family in Tennessee. Not all adoptions turn out as well as those in Labours of Love.

This is such a sad story. What happens then? What should happen in this case? How much are families told about the child they will be adopting? All these questions are raised in this case.

Interview on Motts CFRB 1010 AM
Wednesday Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.
Talking adoption/ book/ call-ins....book giveaways
Listen online or download here

Interview on Jazz FM 91.1 with Ralph Benmergui
Wednesday Jan. 21st at 9:00 a.m. (Mp3 file)
Listen to Deborah talking about the book and her interview with Jeff Healey

Interview on CKNW
www.cknw.com; go to audio vault; input the date December 28 and the time 7:00 am - You may fast forward to 32 min. to the exact program time on the Windows Player (WM file)

Kevin Flynn- Liberal M.P.P , Oakville, met with Deborah in summer 2008, to discuss “Labours of Love” and issues in the adoption community , that could use support. Mr. Flynn promised to stand in the Ontario Legislature and highlight adoption, and the book upon its release . Kevin honoured his commitment....on Tuesday December 2nd, 2008. Thankyou, Mr. Flynn!
Flynn Statement in the House re National Adoption Awareness Month December 2, 2008 (Mp3 file)

CBC Radio Metro Morning,
Metro Morning with Karen Horseman

Listen to the show Nov. 25, 2008
(Real Audio file runs 3:41)



Photo Worthy Occasions

Deb at Queen's Park for a press conference about Bill 179 to help kids in foster care, and the families who want to adopt them.

April 13, 2011- A good day for the adoption community in Ontario. Laurel Broten, Minister of Child and Youth Services, introduced Bill 179 to the legislature. A start to amending adoption legislation to improve outcomes for kids in care. Here I am with Minister Broten, and my fab M.P.P and tireless supporter, Kevin Flynn! Onward and upward!


© Labours of Love by Deborah A. Brennan 2013