A young person who ages out of care does so without the one thing they were promised when they entered foster care - a permanent parent to support them and guide them through life.
ACO is committed to creating and piloting a program that is youth-centered and exists in collaboration with community-based programs that work with at-risk youth populations.
This program will include
We have a very clear mandate for this project - giving back to youth who have aged out of care the opportunity to have a family.
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Can someone over the age of 18 be formally adopted in Ontario?
Check out this article from Todays Parent that highlights the program and features one of our NTL team members.
Life after foster care in Canada
Kids who grow up in the system are not expected to do well. That’s a big part of why they don’t.
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