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Introducing Brad, Youth Liaison on International Youth Day

Date: August 12, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | FunWalk | Permanency and Adoption Support Services | Youth Network

International Youth Day (IYD) is observed annually on August 12. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.  Brad (right), ACO Youth...

A Self-Care Day for ACO's Youth Network

Date: August 8, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Brad Gibbons, Youth Liaison with Living Experience in Adoption Self-care is an ongoing practice for adoptees. Unfortunately, not all of us are aware of our self-care. We often look to...

Mental Health, Instant Gratification and the Longevity of Self Care

Date: July 24, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health

Written by Wendy Hayes, Communications Coordinator for International Self-Care Day.@_wendyhayes Personally, self-care has been a journey of healing trauma and managing my anxiety. When people used...

The Swallow, Adoption Journey

Date: July 21, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written by: E, adoptee The theme of journey is very prominent in the world of adoption. As persons who were adopted we may go on long journeys to find ourselves, meet certain people, or learn more...

Invisible Identities, Pride and Adoption

Date: June 25, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health

Written by: Wendy Hayes, Communications Coordinator Learning who we are is an ongoing part of life. Not all of us have an Eat, Pray Love moment where we figure ourselves out and move on. Identity...

Putting Children and Youth at the Center on Children and Youth in Care Day (and Everyday)

Date: May 12, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Reports | Youth Network

Children and Youth in Care Day is this Sunday, May 14th.  Did you know that the province of Ontario is the legal guardian of more than 6000 Children and Youth in the province? Adoption is what...

On Trust - Youth Network Guest Blogger

Date: March 24, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Abby Flown, ACO’s Youth Network Life can give you different choices, and one of the things everyone does is try to figure out the best way, or the better one, or the right one....

Let’s Talk about …. Early Childhood Adversity & Mental Health

Date: January 25, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Mental Health

I believe that only when we recognize and accept the existence and the real long-term negative effects of childhood adversity on our kids’ mental health, will we as a society feel compelled to...

Lagrima, an Adoption Story

Date: November 24, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | default-import-blog-type-6

Written by: E, adoptee. Talking openly about adoption can be very complicated because of the gratitude we feel towards our adoptive parents and the desire not to let them down, versus our own...


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