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Adoption Myth #2

"Only rich people can afford to adopt."

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Such a Light in the Darkness

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PACT | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

In 24 hours of training, I now have understanding of all the behaviours our child is exhibiting. I have multiple strategies to use which are working, a support group, and connection to...

I Know About Adoption

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PASS | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Support Services

I know about adoption. I was adopted as a baby, and when I grew to adulthood I adopted my beautiful daughter. What goes around, comes around. I'm very lucky and grateful for the good life I...

What My Daughter Taught Me About Open Adoption

Date: September 22, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Events | Guest Blogger | Pathways News | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was around the age of one, from a Children’s Aid Society in Ontario. During the adoption process, her birth mother requested an open adoption,...

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...

Pride Month & Adoption

Date: June 2, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

For an LGBTQ family formed by adoption or permanency, pride can have many connotations. Pride in yourself, your relationship (if you are in one), the journey you have taken as a member of the...

The Impact of Misdiagnosis on our Daughter - A Mental Health Week Blog

Date: May 3, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Written by: a Family Formed Through Adoption. We were already adoptive parents when we adopted M, he was almost 12. M had some mental health issues, had been diagnosed with ADHD and was finishing...


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