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November is Adoption Awareness Month. We know that a “forever family” can be the greatest single factor in ensuring a child’s health, well-being, and potential for success. Adoption provides a lifetime of benefits for children who are not living with their family of origin. During this month we want to raise awareness about the need for kids to have a family and families to have support in Ontario communities.


Take our quiz to see how much you know about adoption in Ontario.

Whether you are new to the world of adoption or an expert, you can make a difference for families formed by adoption in Ontario this month.

  • Advocacy
  • Awareness
  • Gift Matching

I’m new to adoption…

In honour of Adoption Awareness Month, we are offering out monthly How to Adopt Webinar for free! This webinar is a key aspect of the ACO’s work in helping families get started on their journey.

Click here to learn more or register.

I’m on the journey of adoption…

Use your voice, share your story this month. There are three ways you can share your experiences with us this month in order to help improve the landscape of adoption:

I want to help families formed by adoption in Ontario…

“AdoptOntario matched us with our daughter, and now we want to match your gift” – Anonymous Donor

This month and until the end of the year, every donation received by the ACO will be matched, which means your gift today has twice the impact.

Donate now


What is the Family Effect? 

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