Kids Need Families and Families Need Support

Adoption Myth #4

"There are no healthy kids available for adoption."

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About Us

The Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO) is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1987 by representatives of the adoption community

Our Board of Directors and general membership represent all aspects of adoption: birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals from Ontario. Our adoption resource centre is supported through memberships, donations and program fees.


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Vision

We will work towards a community where all children have a family forever

Mission

The Adoption Council of Ontario:

  • educates the community about adoption,
  • connects families and children,  
  • supports them on their lifelong journey, and
  • advocates for all those touched by adoption.

Our Services

  • Adoption Information and Referral:  ACO will assist you in finding services and resources
  • Adoption Helpline- 1-877-ADOPT-20
  • How to Adopt Seminars
  • Adoption Resource Library
  • Adoption Round-up Newsletter
  • Post Adoption Resource Map Ontario
  • AdoptOntario - A program to support the adoption of children in CAS foster care who are available for adoption.

Become a Member of the Adoption Council of Ontario

The Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO) invites you become a member of our organization. 

Members play an integral role in the governance of the Adoption Council of Ontario. Members are distinct from volunteers in that members have important legal rights and obligations as determined by legislation governing not-for profit corporations. These rights relate to the governance of the Adoption Council of Ontario and include, among other things, the right to:

  • attend and participate in annual and other meetings of members;
  • receive and review the annual financial statements;
  • vote on matters put forward for approval, including the election of directors;
  • hear about any other business, including reports on ACO’s program progress;
  • approve the by-laws and any amendments; and
  • approve significant changes to the purposes of ACO.

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If you have a complaint or a concern about the services provided by the ACO, please contact our Executive Director, Dianne Mathes by email at dianne.mathes@adoptontario.ca or by phone at 1-877-ADOPT 20 (236-7820) ext. 2888.

Annual General Meeting

To learn more about our past 2018 AGM, click here.

Bylaws

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Board of Directors

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2018 Audited Financial Statements

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Programs and Services

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