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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RAQUEL

There are currently 30,000 children and youth in care eligible for adoption in Canada, yet of this number, only 2,000 are adopted each year. Many of these young people have been abused, neglected, and/or ...
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Never Too Old for Family

Originally posted on the Adoption Council of Ontario, #TheFamilyEffect Series I sat with my daughter at a University Open House. As she looked around the auditorium she stated “Everyone here is with thei...
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The Evolving Self

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, @CheyRatnam, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council, former young person in care, CaFdn Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. Now that August is here, it's becoming more of a ...
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Get to Know CAF: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

The Children's Aid Foundation is a proud recipient and supporter of The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA), (founded by the same Dave Thomas of Wendy's restaurant fame). As North America's only nonprofi...
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Choosing Between Family & Education

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, @CheyRatnam, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council, former young person in care, CAFDN Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. The following post was written in response to a b...
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Helping Children Write Their Stories

November marks Adoption Awareness Month across Ontario, a time to raise awareness for the thousands of vulnerable kids in Canada's child welfare system in need of permanent homes and families. Melee Hutton, ...
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5 Facts about the Children’s Aid Foundation

The child welfare system can be a confusing place, and often the role of the Children's Aid Foundation is misunderstood. Here are 5 facts about the Foundation that you may or may not already know: 1. We ar...