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.

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Featured Event

ACO’s Provincial Adoption Resource Event (ARE)

Mark Your Calendars! ACO’s Provincial Adoption Resource Event (ARE) 2024 is set for Saturday, April 13th, at Centennial College Event Centre. Save the date, and see you this spring!

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Fundraise for the ACO

You can now get involved with fundraising for the ACO! Do you have a birthday coming up? Or are your kids maybe going to open a lemonade stand this summer? Create your own Just Giving page and support Ontario’s adoption community! 

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Here to Support Your Education Needs

Do you have year-end money you are looking to spend on valuable education and training? The ACO is here to support your organization through education and training.

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Free Training for Adoptive Parents

Winter Sessions are open for our training for adoptive parents, Pathways! Learn more about our virtual, hybrid, and intensive offerings starting at the end of January.

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Our Adoption Stories Podcast

ACO’s Our Adoption Stories podcast shares stories about the effects of adoption and permanency from the experiences/voices of individuals living these journeys. This first season explores the emotional impact of secrets and ways to find support.  Listen here.

Events Calendar

The ACO offers multi-day trainings, webinars, and presentations. Learn more and register today!

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Our Community

I am an  adopted person

I am an adopted person

I am a youth/adult who grew up with child welfare involvement

I am a youth/adult who grew up with child welfare involvement

I am a first/original parent

I am a first/original parent

I am considering adoption to grow my family

I am considering adoption to grow my family

I’m an adoptive, kinship or customary care parent, or caregiver

I’m an adoptive, kinship or customary care parent, or caregiver

I'm a professional

I'm a professional

To support the heart-work of the ACO, we need you.

Your support comes in all shapes and forms. It could be monetary, resources, connections, skills or time. It can be sharing the ACO message to expand understanding and increase community support. The ACO needs you.

Programs

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.   

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AdoptOntario

AdoptOntario provides opportunities for meaningful matches between children, youth and prospective adoptive parents across the province. The AdoptOntario program builds critical connections between adoptive applicants and professionals to support children and youth in public adoption to find families.

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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.

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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. 

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