Kids Need Families and Families Need Support

Adoption Myth #1

"It takes seven years or more to adopt a child in Ontario."

 

Why FunWalk 

There are currently 6000 children without permanent families in the foster care system. 


Although many youths beat the odds, most face a very difficult future. Within 2 to 4 years of leaving foster care many youths: 

Stats

40% of young adults between 20 - 29 years old live with their parents. Most youth leaving foster care do not have this option and must navigate the world on their own. 

It is estimated that every year, 1000 youth age out of the care system in Ontario.

This year, make a difference in their lives. 

Adoption is a joy - I wouldn't change my life, but it is not always easy, and the challenges we face as adoptive parents are very different than the experiences of birth families.

The ACO is a leader in

  • adoption recruitment and support:
  • youth, parent and peer support programming;
  • training of mental health professionals. 

Together we will be able to broaden our reach and impact, thus ensuring stability for thousands of vulnerable children each year in Ontario and across the country. 

Make a difference at FunWalk this year. 

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