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Adoption Myth #6

"There are no more international adoptions."

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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...

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...

ACO Report Card

Date: July 13, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Parent Perspective

  ACO Report Card - How are we doing? The ACO is interested in receiving feedback and suggestions from our families and the professionals who work with them. We now have over 900 Pathways alumni...

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 Contract Staff 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 Contract Staff 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...


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