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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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,  “human” or caregiver

I’m an adoptive, kinship or customary care parent, “human” 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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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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Making Connections for Children and Youth

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.

Never Too Late

Never Too Late’s (NTL) was co-founded by young people who grew up in foster care. NTL promotes and facilitates safe, unconditional, caring and supportive permanent connections for youth and young adult who live, or used to live, in foster care.