Kids Need Families and Families Need Support

Adoption Myth #7

"You must be childless to adopt."

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Never Too Late For Family (NTL)

It is unacceptable that after 18 years of age, foster youth no longer have the chance to find a forever family. This program aims to change that.


...No person in and from care should have to accept that their relationships come with expiry dates". - Chloe, aged 22

Heart with words community, food, give, work, love, giving

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

  • Recruitment and education/preparation of families
  • Support of youth in engaging with a family
  • Programs to support families on the lifelong journey of belonging
  • Collaborating/advising staff working with these youth in other service organizations on how to identify connections and prepare youth for transitioning into family

February News 2021


New! Never Too Late Youth Connections Network

This Family Day please help support the NTL Youth Connections Network. This crucial program gives these young people the chance to gather and support one another in a way only they can.

Where do donations to NTL go?

$250 sponsors a youth for a whole year of participating in the Youth Connection Network.
$100 sponsors a support person for a Youth Connections session
$25 sponsors a youth to attend an Youth Connections Network event

Every donation is gratefully appreciated and will go a long way in giving back to youth the opportunity to connect with one another.  

Thank you in advance for considering giving to NTL.

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Upcoming Events

A recorded webinar version of Part 1 of the NTL Orientation, Importance of Permanency is available for your viewing below! 

Part 2 of OrientationWhat Does it Mean to be an NTL “human”? will be offered on Saturday, March 6th from 10 am-12:30 pm:

Training for Humans will begin again again on March 27th, 2021 from 10 am-12:30 pm and is an 8 week program. Details and registration information will be in our January newsletter but if you are interested in attending please feel free to email us ntl@adoptontario.ca.  


#14Stories 

#14Stories is a podcast series featuring stories from young people about their experiences during the pandemic. We’re releasing a clip a day until May 14th, Children and Youth in Care Day, when we will release our feature-length episode. ⁠ 


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. 

Never Too Late Booklet
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Can someone over the age of 18 be formally adopted in Ontario?

Yes! Click here to download our Adopting Foster Youth Aged 18+ brochure for more information


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