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Adoption Myth #7

"You must be childless to adopt."

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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...

Self-care Story: "Take Care of You"

Date: May 11, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

I had heard the advice around self-care,” you need to take care of yourself first or you wouldn’t be any good to the kids”. I had also heard the analogy of putting your air mask on...

Journey to Adoption: How Years of Learning & Waiting Prepared Us

Date: November 14, 2018 Author: Mary Henry Categories: AAM 18 - AdoptOntario | ACO Education Day | AdoptOntario | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger

Like many adoptive moms, I have wanted to adopt a child for as long as I can remember. As a child I watched friends and family adopt domestically and internationally and something inside my heart...

We Lead and Lean on Each Other

Date: November 1, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - Support Groups | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Parent Group Leader: My involvement with the Adoption Council of Ontario started in the Pathways to Permanence 2 course in January 2016. It has been a fantastic journey ever since. This course...

A Counsellor Who Understands Adoption-Issues Makes A Difference

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PASS | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Support Services

I first came across the Adoption Council of Ontario when a friend, who volunteers with the organization, could see we were struggling with our daughter’s deep feelings of loss and grief....

My Mondays at the ACO

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PASS | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Support Services

I was hesitant to join a support group.  It seemed there was no need, nor any time in my life for such indulgence. The mother of a schoolmate of my son invited me to join her to a workshop...

Such a Light in the Darkness

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PACT | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

In 24 hours of training, I now have understanding of all the behaviours our child is exhibiting. I have multiple strategies to use which are working, a support group, and connection to...


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