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"It takes seven years or more to adopt a child in Ontario."

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Grassy Narrows First Nation Youth Get Vocal

Date: June 30, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger

The Adoption Council of Ontario, OACAS and Children's Aid Societeies across Ontario marked National Aboriginal History Month in June. Child welfare is engaging in a long-term process of...

Jay Lomax on National Aboriginal Day

Date: June 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

National Aboriginal Day is more than a holiday; it's a day of Aboriginal people gathering to celebrate their identity and culture. But to some First Nations people, it means many different things....

And then I was adopted…the end? | Children & Youth in Care Day is May 14

Date: May 13, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Wendy Hayes and Ashley Ash (shown respectively below), young people who have experienced adoption from the child welfare system. In Ontario, as many as 1000 adoptions happen for kids...

The PTSD that’s called everything but... | #BellLetsTalk

Date: January 27, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Special Needs

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year charitable program dedicated to mental health. Today, Kathy Soden, a parent through adoption, gives her thoughts on the fallout of...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" | Youth Network Guest Blogger

Date: December 11, 2015 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | The Family Effect | Youth Network

"What do you want to be when you grow up?". I think I have heard this question about a million times. Its something that you get asked throughout your life. When you're a child, the answers don’t...

Older Youth Adoption: A Youth Perspective | Guest Blogger

Date: July 27, 2015 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Youth Network

I am one of the 5% of almost 7,000 children and youth in our foster care system who was adopted between the ages of 13-18. I met my mother, Elaine when I was 12, the adoption was finalized a year...

Enough Already! Thoughts from an Adoptee

Date: February 21, 2014 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption Support | Guest Blogger

By Guest Blogger: Laurie I’m an adoptee and apparently that means that I’m supposed to be mad as hell, poorly adjusted, have low self-esteem and be unable to build or maintain meaningful...


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