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Adoption Myth #6

"There are no more international adoptions."

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Viewing posts tagged with Permanency and Adoption Competency Training (Clear Filter)

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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