With heart, expertise and the wisdom of lived experience, ACO provides a continuum of services that includes; information about adoption, specialized services in recruitment and matching for children, youth, older youth and families, as well as post-adoption training and support for professionals.
Foster Parent Training
The ACO is offering one-day virtual training for foster parents titled Trauma & Loss Through the Mind, Body & Heart of Children & Youth in Foster Care. This one-day trauma training will provide a framework for parenting through the loss and trauma experiences unique to children on a permanency journey.
The ACO offers multi-day trainings, webinars, and presentations. Learn more and register today!
I am an adopted person
I am a youth/adult who grew up with child welfare involvement
I am a first/original parent
I am considering adoption to grow my family
I’m an adoptive, kinship or customary care parent, “human” or caregiver
I'm a professional
Centralized Adoption Intake Service
The Centralized Adoption Intake Services team builds relationships, supports families, and prepares future adoptive families with a trauma-informed lens and therapeutic parenting knowledge.
Training & Education
The education and training team provides specialized training and education for all those touched by adoption and permanency journeys and the professionals who support them.
Support & Connections
When we connect with one another as adoption and permanency “galaxy” members and have the opportunity for support, we gain a deeper understanding of the complexities underlying our journeys.