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Adoption Myth #7

"You must be childless to adopt."

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Voice of Adoption - Adoption Awareness Month 2019

Written by Dianne Mathes R.S.W. Executive Director, ACO Over the past month we have heard the voices of families who are living in adoption and permanency journeys with their children.   We...

Becoming a Daughter at 27, Melissa's Story

Date: November 21, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Never Too Late (NTL)

On November 12th, 2019 Amanda and Mike Robinson got an early Christmas gift, one they had been waiting years for—a daughter, who happened to be 27 years old.  In September of 2018, Melissa...

Sherri's Story

Date: November 15, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: ACT News | ACT News | Adoptees | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by Sherri Kinch I was taken from my mother at birth, placed with a foster family for three months before I was adopted by my parents. I don’t remember being told that I was adopted, I...

The Need for Professionals who Understand the Lens of Adoption

Date: November 15, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: ACT News | ACT News | Adoption Awareness Month | Adoption Support | Mental Health | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by ACO's Kathy Soden, Sylvia Gibbons, and Dianne Mathes Earlier this week, we explored Pathways, our specialized training program for adoptive, kinship and customary care families and the...

Family Matters.... Families at the Centre

Written by ACO's Kathy Soden & Sylvia Gibbons, adoptive parents   We adopted from Ontario's public system many years ago with excitement, lots of love and high hopes, but in retrospect, not much...

ACO Report Card

Date: July 13, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Parent Perspective

  ACO Report Card - How are we doing? The ACO is interested in receiving feedback and suggestions from our families and the professionals who work with them. We now have over 900 Pathways alumni...


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