This month of Adoption Awareness has been an insightful, touching and at times thought provoking experience for many. I want to extend my personal appreciation to everyone who shared their personal stories and insights about their adoption/permanency journeys and to honour the courage and wisdom that were so present.
The ACO is listening intently to these voices and experiences and we are committed to supporting members of the galaxy involved in lifelong journeys in adoption and permanency. Who makes up the galaxy? The Galaxy consists of children, youth, adults and their original/birth and adoptive families along with their extended families, teachers and communities.
Join us as we close out Adoption Awareness Month on Monday, November 30, with the launch of ACO’s Galaxy of Adoption and Permanency. The ACO will be unveiling our new video at our virtual closing keynote and we will be launching an ACO giving day.
No need to register, just click here to access the closing keynote, at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 30th. The passcode is 707589.
It is the ACO’s way of saying we are listening and we support you and we want the voices and experiences to be heard and responded to in ways that are meaningful and acknowledge the language and experience of loss. If the video speaks to your experience in adoption and permanency or raises thoughts or questions, we would love to hear from you.
Know someone who might be interested in learning more about the Galaxy of Adoption/Permanency? Invite them to attend the closing keynote with you! We look forward to seeing you there.
As always Warmest Regards,
Dianne Mathes, Executive Director, Adoption Council of Ontario