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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...

Mother's Day & Mental Health

Date: May 14, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by a mother through adoption. Over the past couple of years I've written a few times about the mental health of children and youth who have a foster care and/or adoption history from my...

The Impact of Misdiagnosis on our Daughter - A Mental Health Week Blog

Date: May 3, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Written by: a Family Formed Through Adoption. We were already adoptive parents when we adopted M, he was almost 12. M had some mental health issues, had been diagnosed with ADHD and was finishing...

Access to Mental Health Services for our Son – A Mental Health Week Blog

Date: May 1, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Written by: a Family Formed Through Adoption. Inevitably, an entirely preventable tragedy will strike our anger-driven, drug-addicted 16-year-old son, at which point the horrified status quo will...

A Better Way Forward: Open Adoption

Date: November 18, 2016 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective | Special Needs | default-import-blog-type-6

A Better Way Forward: Open Adoption and its Benefits for Adopted Children and Their Adoptive and Biological Parents Written By: Susan M. Doran Despite the beliefs of many people to the contrary,...

5 Reasons Adoption is Awesome

Date: November 16, 2016 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

If you have experience with adoption you know first-hand how amazing, difficult, heart-breaking and life-affirming it can be. Millions of words have been written about how difficult adoption can...

Advocacy in Schools: How to be an advocate with our kids

Date: November 14, 2016 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective | Special Needs | default-import-blog-type-6

By Angela Krueger, Adoptive Parent, PRIDE Trainer and Parenting Educator Every Fall I face the new school year with almost the same amount of anxiety and excitement as my kids, anticipating...

Awareness - Share your story this November

Date: November 4, 2016 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Awareness Month | Parent Perspective | default-import-blog-type-6

Personal stories of adoption are very powerful tools to normalize the idea of adoptive families and help people think honestly about the joys and pitfalls of adoption. If your life has been...


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