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It's important for us to share our successes with everyone in the adoption community. Our annual reports allow us to share an organizational overview of the previous year, highlight our programs and services, and demonstrate how we've made an impact in the lives of children, youth, and adoptive families.
The report is released every June. If you would like to receive a hard copy of our current annual report, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-320-7330 ext 100.
This past year the Adoptive Families Association of BC celebrated four decades of success, engaged with the BC adoption community, and built new resources for adoptive parents and youth in care.
For our 40th anniversary, we hosted community celebrations across the province, held a big open house at our provincial office, and created videos that asked “what does family mean to you?”
The voices of families guide much of the work that we do. Through an intensive community engagement project we learned that adoptive parents crave support, education, and information of all kinds. Pre-adoptive parents want relevant information, regular contact with supports, and access to resources. The primary concern for youth in foster care is having their basics needs met.
We also developed Adoption Basics, which is currently in beta test and will officially launch in November. This online info session breaks down barriers for prospective parents who are considering adoption by giving them access to important adoption information in an interactive, accessible way that fits into their busy schedules.
The Lifelong Connections project awarded a total of $88,000 in funds to 18 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis child and family-serving organizations from Chilliwack to Fort St James, and from Golden to Bella Bella. The funds supported innovative community events and activities that promoted permanency for Indigenous kids and youth in foster care, and educated people about how to get involved in meeting this need.
Our AgedOut.com website added Community Connectors as a new way for youth in and from government care to access resources and information. Located in Prince George, Okanagan/Thompson, Lower Mainland, and Fraser Valley, these Connectors teach their communities how to use the website.
All of this wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the donors who believe in the work we do, the Board and volunteers who generously donate their time, and the staff who bring the organization to life. Thank you everyone for your dedication and support.
Past annual reports
Audited financial statements
Where we make a difference
We take pride in pioneering new programs and implementing new techniques when it comes to supporting and promoting adoption in Canada.
We can't do it alone.
We need your support to expand the resources available to families in their adoption journey.