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Adoption Myth #5

"Older children can't be or don't want to be adopted."

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A Happy Thank You From Pat

Date: January 1, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Holiday

  Wishing you a very Happy New Year and sending you a huge thank-you for your kindness and support in 2018. With your help we made a difference to a lot of families. 133 of children found a...

A Village of Support

Date: December 20, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Holiday

When we adopted our first child we did not know what to expect.  We knew that he had challenges – challenges that we were ready to face together as a family, but we did not know that we were not...

Journey to Becoming a Family

Date: December 15, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Holiday

When we found out we could not have children by birth I was devastated but adoption seemed like a great second choice.  A Google-search of adoption brought us to the Adoption Council of Ontario...

A Warm Greeting from Pat

Date: December 8, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Holiday

   How could we express our feelings about this holiday season any better. It speaks to the hopefulness and magic that we all sense as we celebrate traditions over this holiday season. For the...

It's Great to Adopt a Teen!

Date: November 26, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AdoptOntario

It’s Great to Adopt a Teen! When a family pictures adopting a child to complete their family, they may not be envisioning adding a teenager or adolescent to the picture. And that’s okay –...

Journey to Adoption: How Years of Learning & Waiting Prepared Us

Date: November 14, 2018 Author: Mary Henry Categories: AAM 18 - AdoptOntario | ACO Education Day | AdoptOntario | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger

Like many adoptive moms, I have wanted to adopt a child for as long as I can remember. As a child I watched friends and family adopt domestically and internationally and something inside my heart...

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...

A Counsellor Who Understands Adoption-Issues Makes A Difference

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PASS | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Support Services

I first came across the Adoption Council of Ontario when a friend, who volunteers with the organization, could see we were struggling with our daughter’s deep feelings of loss and grief....

Five of Hearts, Three of Diamonds, and Ten Feet of Joy

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - AdoptOntario | AdoptOntario | Adoption Awareness Month

Meet Jamie! Jamie is a bubbly nine year old who has a passion for all things Minecraft and for taking things (including her foster parents electronics) apart to see how they worked. Jamie came...


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