Welcome to the Adoption Council of Ontario

Kids Need Families and Families Need Support

Who We Help

The Adoption Council of Ontario is a charitable organization that educates, supports, connects and advocates for all those touched by adoption and permanency journeys, and the professionals that support them. The adoption and permanency galaxy includes:

I'm Adopted

Youth in and From Care

I'm a Birth/Original Parent

I'm Looking to Adopt

I'm an Adoptive, Kinship or Customary Care Parent, "Human" or Caregiver

I'm a Professional

Who We Are

Since 1987, we have been working towards a provincial community where all children have families forever. Throughout the life-long adoption and permanency journey, ACO provides:

About the ACO

The Adoption Council of Ontario is a not-for-profit providing outreach, support and education to all adoptees, adoptive parents, potential adoptive parents, birth families, and adoption professionals in Ontario. We deal with public adoption, private adoption, international adoption and relative adoption. Since 1987, we have been working towards a provincial community where all children have families forever.

Programs & Services

The ACO offers…

Events Calendar

We offer many multi-day trainings, webinars and presentations. Learn more and register today!

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Info Line & Referral Service

An information and support line for all members of the adoption galaxy.

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AdoptOntario

AdoptOntario supports the connection between families, and children waiting in Ontario’s foster care system.

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Training & Education

Learn about the on-going courses, seminars, webinars and more that the ACO offers through their many programs.

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Support & Connections

Creating and facilitating connects between our families through support groups.

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Never Too Late

NTL works to recruit, connect, educate and train, support and advocate, in order to give back to young people who have aged out of care, the chance to have a family to rely on, no matter their age

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Developmental Trauma Action Alliance

A multi-sector collective formed to improve the long-term outcomes and overall well-being of those who have experienced Developmental Trauma.

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Education

We offer training and education opportunities ranging from on-line webinars to workshops and multi-day intensive curriculums.

Support

We offer an information line and a referral service, as well as supports to parents, parent support groups and their leaders.

Connection

We recruit families and “humans” for children and youth needing permanency; we facilitate networks for parents, adopted children, youth and adults, and communities of practice for professionals to connect.

Advocacy

We provide a platform for all those touched by adoption and permanency to share their perspectives, improve systems in sectors across Ontario and boost the long-term well-being of all.