VIDEO: Foster and adopted children claimed and named

VIDEO: Foster and adopted children claimed and named

Traditional ceremony welcomes children into community

Members of Jennie and Lawrence Roberts’ family and community were in attendance to watch a claiming and naming ceremony Saturday at Tzeachten Hall.

It was a special day for the couple and their five children-three of whom were adopted from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and two they are fostering from Xyolhemeylh (Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society)-as the kids received traditional names and were claimed by the family’s community.

 

Jennie and Lawrence Roberts (left) before the ceremony on Saturday.

Jennie and Lawrence Roberts (left) before the ceremony on Saturday.