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Transfiguring Adoption: How Harry Potter Helped Me Survive My Experience in Care

Date: October 7, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | default-import-blog-type-6

Written by: Ashley Ash, Lead, ACO's Youth NetworkOriginally posted on: Women Write About Comics Growing up I was an avid reader and often used books to escape my reality, a reality that included a...

The ABCs of Back to School with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Date: September 2, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Reprinted with permission from Adoptalk, a publication of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (www.nacac.org). by Kari Fletcher, NACAC parent support specialist As a new school year...

The Invisibility of Adoption Pt. 2

Date: August 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written by Mark Jones, Youth Network Leader This is a story about an adoptee that comes in two parts.  Part one is my own experience of being blind to how crucial my adoption was to nearly every...

The Invisibility of Adoption Pt. 1

Date: August 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written by Mark Jones, Youth Network Leader This is a story about an adoptee that comes in two parts. Part one is my own experience of being blind to how crucial my adoption was to nearly every...

A Leader Through Lived Experience

Date: August 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written By: Wendy, ACO's Youth Network Today is International Youth Day. On this day, I think of the many young people I know who ‘give back’ to the systems of care they come from. Those who...

Only One Month Left, Youth Network’s Jessica tells us “Why FunWalk?”

Date: August 18, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | FunWalk | Guest Blogger

Jessica, a leader of ACO's Youth Network and her partner will be going to FunWalk as Lavagirl and Sharkboy. This year, come dressed up as your favourite superhero or supervillain to be part of...

Will This Be The Summer of Your Self Care? | Parent Blogger

Date: July 8, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

Written by: Woman of Many Hats No more school bells to race for, lunches to make, homework to finish, and clothes and uniforms to have ready for school or that extracurricular activity. And what...

Love, Loss, and Longing: Stories of Adoption by Carol Shipley

Date: July 1, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption in the News | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

Updated Edition with Birth Father Revelations Written by Carol Shipley  Written by Carol Shipley  From the unique perspective of an adoptee, adoptive mother and adoption professional, I wrote...

Grassy Narrows First Nation Youth Get Vocal

Date: June 30, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger

The Adoption Council of Ontario, OACAS and Children's Aid Societeies across Ontario marked National Aboriginal History Month in June. Child welfare is engaging in a long-term process of...

Jay Lomax on National Aboriginal Day

Date: June 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

National Aboriginal Day is more than a holiday; it's a day of Aboriginal people gathering to celebrate their identity and culture. But to some First Nations people, it means many different things....


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