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Adoption Myth #2

"Only rich people can afford to adopt."

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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....

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...

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...

The "One" Year That Changed Their World Forever

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

AdoptOntario’s Adoption Resource Databank is a tool that hosts profiles of waiting children and families seeking to adopt, with a matching component that compares over 120 criteria of these...

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...

My Mondays at the ACO

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

I was hesitant to join a support group.  It seemed there was no need, nor any time in my life for such indulgence. The mother of a schoolmate of my son invited me to join her to a workshop...

Broaden Our Understanding So Our Children Can Heal

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

As an adoptive parent for over 19 years, I have often struggled to understand and find the right words to explain what was going on for my children. I have also struggled to help others:...


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