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Adoption Myth #6

"There are no more international adoptions."

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About FunWalk

FunWalk is a crucial fundraising event for ACO that brings communities together with the vision that every child in foster care is adopted into a forever home. This year’s annual FunWalk promises to be our best yet with “Mad Hatter's Party” as our theme for 2017.


The walk includes a 1km stroll through historic Cabbagetown leading to a themed carnival at Riverdale Park complete with games, prizes, food, entertainment, and of course a wacky hat fashion show for all to participate. 

The Day

11:00 AM Registration 
12:30 PM Walk Begins
1:00 PM Carnival 
3:00 PM Goodbye! 


More details coming soon!

Location 


What will my donations be going to?

Kids need families and families need support. Every dollar donated to the ACO goes to work on matching a permanent family for every child in foster care and ensuring families are supported throughout and after the adoption has taken place.

Why do families formed through adoption need program support? 

As we know, adoption is not an event, it is a lifelong journey. Parenting is difficult, even under ideal circumstances. Families of children through adoption need specialized support to ensure they can meet the needs of their children who have experienced trauma and loss. This support does not exist in many communities across Ontario in any predictable or sustainable way.

"Adoption is a joy - I wouldn't change my life, but it is not always easy, and the challenges we face as adoptive parents are very different than the experiences of birth families. It good to know the ACO's expertise is 'in my back pocket' against the day I need their services" - Parent through adoption & FunWalk participant.

What Programs does ACO have?

AdoptOntario
We have already helped nearly 1,000 children and families connect through our award-winning AdoptOntario Programs.

Permanency and Adoption Support Services
We can provide clinical support with adoption-competent, social workers

Permanency and Adoption Competency
For 27 years we have hosted educational programs on the most relevant, needs-based topics for families and professionals.

Learn more about how we Invest In Building Families.


Why FunWalk?


Can’t Attend?

You can still support ACO’s FunWalk by donating today

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