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Adoption Myth #5

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

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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....

I Know About Adoption

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

I know about adoption. I was adopted as a baby, and when I grew to adulthood I adopted my beautiful daughter. What goes around, comes around. I'm very lucky and grateful for the good life I...

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...

Such a Light in the Darkness

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PACT | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

In 24 hours of training, I now have understanding of all the behaviours our child is exhibiting. I have multiple strategies to use which are working, a support group, and connection to...


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