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Adoption Myth #4

"There are no healthy kids available for adoption."

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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...

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...


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