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"There are no more international adoptions."

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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...

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

Date: May 1, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff 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...

An Important NEW Workshop for Teachers & other Educators

Date: March 31, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Mental Health | Opportunities to Give | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

We’re bringing adoption training to schools and you can help! We listened when parents asked us (implored us, actually) to bring the Pathways to Permanence 2 teachings to their children's...

On Trust - Youth Network Guest Blogger

Date: March 24, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Abby Flown, ACO’s Youth Network Life can give you different choices, and one of the things everyone does is try to figure out the best way, or the better one, or the right one....

Let’s Talk about …. Early Childhood Adversity & Mental Health

Date: January 25, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Mental Health

I believe that only when we recognize and accept the existence and the real long-term negative effects of childhood adversity on our kids’ mental health, will we as a society feel compelled to...

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...

And then I was adopted…the end? | Children & Youth in Care Day is May 14

Date: May 13, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Wendy Hayes and Ashley Ash (shown respectively below), young people who have experienced adoption from the child welfare system. In Ontario, as many as 1000 adoptions happen for kids...

Mental Health Week & Adoption

Date: May 5, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Events | Mental Health | Opportunities to Give | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training | Special Needs | The Family Effect

The Adoption Council of Ontario welcomes and celebrates Mental Health Week! Kids Need Families and Families Need Support is our motto. The ACO knows from its surveys and training programs that...


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