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Adoption Myth #3

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

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Pathways for Kinship Families

Over the winter, ACO piloted a Pathways training specifically for Kinship caregivers in the Simcoe County area.  We often have kin family members in our Pathways trainings. Based on feedback, we...

Self-care Story: "Take Care of You"

Date: May 11, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

I had heard the advice around self-care,” you need to take care of yourself first or you wouldn’t be any good to the kids”. I had also heard the analogy of putting your air mask on...

Family For Life

Date: February 8, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Never Too Late (NTL)

Growing up in foster care I saw a different side to life. Almost as if I was on the outside looking in, I saw friends families behave in all sorts of ways, this helped me form my beliefs on what...

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...


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