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Adoption Myth #5

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

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Introducing Brad, Youth Liaison on International Youth Day

Date: August 12, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | FunWalk | Permanency and Adoption Support Services | Youth Network

International Youth Day (IYD) is observed annually on August 12. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.  Brad (right), ACO Youth...

Mental Health, Instant Gratification and the Longevity of Self Care

Date: July 24, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health

Written by Wendy Hayes, Communications Coordinator for International Self-Care Day.@_wendyhayes Personally, self-care has been a journey of healing trauma and managing my anxiety. When people used...

Last Week of Early Bird Registration

Date: July 16, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Events | FunWalk | Opportunities to Give

Whoa – we’re already in our last week of early bird registration. Be sure to register before July 23rd to take advantage of our early bird prices and prizes. We know you want to be part of a...

Launching our 30th Anniversary Celebration – ACO’s Annual General Meeting

Date: July 7, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Events | Opportunities to Give | Reports | Youth Network

On June 28th, friends and supporters of the Adoption Council of Ontario gathered together in a space graciously donated by KMPG to reflect on the year’s achievements. This included celebrating...

Pride Month & Adoption

Date: June 2, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

For an LGBTQ family formed by adoption or permanency, pride can have many connotations. Pride in yourself, your relationship (if you are in one), the journey you have taken as a member of the...

Mother's Day & Mental Health

Date: May 14, 2017 Author: Communications 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...


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