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Adoption Myth #1

"It takes seven years or more to adopt a child in Ontario."

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A Vision of Permanency and Support

Date: May 29, 2020 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger

Written by Troy Elleston, Never Too Late Team Member At age 26, I still consider myself one of the lucky ones, even though my experience in care was not always the most glorious, euphoric or...

Being Adopted - Mia's Story

Date: May 18, 2020 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

By Mia K (age 9) The worst thing about being adopted is missing your first family. My friends, today, I am talking about being adopted. You might know that there are lots of kids in Canada, over...

Young People Without Permanency & COVID-19

Date: March 30, 2020 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger

Written by Wendy, Foster Care Alum/Survivor, Never Too Late Team Member It’s in times of crisis that I think most about my brothers and sisters in and aging out of foster care. As someone who...

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...

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...

Pathways for Kinship Families

Over the winter, ACO piloted a Pathways training specifically for Kinship caregivers in the Simcoe County area.  We often have kin family members in our Pathways trainings. Based on feedback, we...


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