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"The race of the child is the single most important factor in the adoption."

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Will This Be The Summer of Your Self Care? | Parent Blogger

Date: July 8, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

Written by: Woman of Many Hats No more school bells to race for, lunches to make, homework to finish, and clothes and uniforms to have ready for school or that extracurricular activity. And what...

Why FunWalk? Because Everything Changes with a Forever Family

Date: July 7, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Events | FunWalk | Opportunities to Give

  Everything Changes with a Forever Family We know that a “forever family” can be the greatest single factor in ensuring a child’s health, wellbeing, and potential for...

Connections Through Camping - Youth Network Family Event

Date: July 4, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Events

Written by: Kimberley Miller, Permanency and Adoption Support Services  What a difference a year makes; from one night to two and from the pouring rain to the hot blazing sun. June 24 to 26, 2016...

Love, Loss, and Longing: Stories of Adoption by Carol Shipley

Date: July 1, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption in the News | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

Updated Edition with Birth Father Revelations Written by Carol Shipley  Written by Carol Shipley  From the unique perspective of an adoptee, adoptive mother and adoption professional, I wrote...

Grassy Narrows First Nation Youth Get Vocal

Date: June 30, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger

The Adoption Council of Ontario, OACAS and Children's Aid Societeies across Ontario marked National Aboriginal History Month in June. Child welfare is engaging in a long-term process of...

Jay Lomax on National Aboriginal Day

Date: June 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

National Aboriginal Day is more than a holiday; it's a day of Aboriginal people gathering to celebrate their identity and culture. But to some First Nations people, it means many different things....

Today is Children and Youth Care Day!

Date: May 14, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Opportunities to Give | The Family Effect | Youth Network

May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day. Did you know that the province of Ontario is the legal guardian of more than 6000 Children and Youth in the province? When young people come into the...

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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