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NEW! Information, Support and Referral Services 

For prospective adoptive, foster, kinship and customary care parents, adopted children, youth and adults and their adoptive and first/original families. Information, navigation and referral services and supports are being offered.

Contact Judy Archer:

  • Helpline: 416-482-0021 Ext 2994
  • Toll Free: 1-877-ADOPT-20
  • Email:

My Story Starts with Adoption

January 7, 2022
By: Sherri Kinch
My story starts with adoption .  My life started because of a 16 year old girl and an 18 year old boy.  That 16 year old girl was told that she could not keep her baby and I have no idea if that...

Lesson from The Heart That Silence Built

October 4, 2021
By: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator
“you've painted the walls of your house the colour of silence. when you did it, you handed me the roller and asked me to help and I didn't think to say no because I thought it will just be...

Adoption Helpline: 416-482-0021

Toll Free: 1-877-ADOPT-20

All ACO services are available 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am –Noon on Fridays.

The Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO) is operating all of its programs, including our support services online and via phone at this time during COVID 19.

We are continuing to operate all of our Parent Support Training Programs (PACT) and our Professional Training Programs (ACT) as well as many educational seminars, webinars and panels. We have our Information Line available for questions by email & by phone. We are also offering our Support and Counselling Line for short term support and referrals during COVID-19.

Many of our education programs and webinars run in the evenings and at lunch time so please check event listings for specific information on days and times.

Adoption Council of Ontario
PO Box 30010 RPO Boxgrove
Markham, ON
L6B 0R5


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