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"The race of the child is the single most important factor in the adoption."

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Meet Daniel on Giving Tuesday

Date: December 3, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Opportunities to Give

This Giving Tuesday, we want to introduce you to Daniel. A young boy in the foster care system who has special needs and a family that can give him permanency, a family forever. Daniel and his...

Meet the Johnsons on Giving Tuesday

Date: December 2, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Opportunities to Give

This Giving Tuesday, we want to introduce you to the Johnson’s. A family who were looking to grow their family though adoption. Located in Northern Ontario, the Johnson’s are a married could...

Adoption from the Perspective of a Birth Mother.

Date: November 29, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective

Betty has struggled with mental health challenges, early traumatic life experiences and addiction since she was a teenager. When her addiction and mental health challenges made it difficult for her...

Voice of Adoption - Adoption Awareness Month 2019

Written by Dianne Mathes R.S.W. Executive Director, ACO Over the past month we have heard the voices of families who are living in adoption and permanency journeys with their children.   We...

Becoming a Daughter at 27, Melissa's Story

Date: November 21, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Never Too Late (NTL)

On November 12th, 2019 Amanda and Mike Robinson got an early Christmas gift, one they had been waiting years for—a daughter, who happened to be 27 years old.  In September of 2018, Melissa...

Sherri's Story

Date: November 15, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: ACT News | ACT News | Adoptees | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by Sherri Kinch I was taken from my mother at birth, placed with a foster family for three months before I was adopted by my parents. I don’t remember being told that I was adopted, I...

The Need for Professionals who Understand the Lens of Adoption

Date: November 15, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: ACT News | ACT News | Adoption Awareness Month | Adoption Support | Mental Health | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by ACO's Kathy Soden, Sylvia Gibbons, and Dianne Mathes Earlier this week, we explored Pathways, our specialized training program for adoptive, kinship and customary care families and the...

Family Matters.... Families at the Centre

Written by ACO's Kathy Soden & Sylvia Gibbons, adoptive parents   We adopted from Ontario's public system many years ago with excitement, lots of love and high hopes, but in retrospect, not much...


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