Welcome to the Coast / Fraser Regions!
The Coast region includes Metro Vancouver north of the Fraser river, the North Shore, the Sea to Sky corridor, and the Sunshine Coast. The region's boundaries run from Richmond north to Bella Coola and Pemberton, and east to Maple Ridge.
The Fraser region Includes communities south of the Fraser River, east to Boston Bar, and south to White Rock. Main centres include Surrey, Delta, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission.
Adoption Key Worker
Heather Ratzlaff is the Adoption Key Worker for the Coast / Fraser regions. Heather has three pre-teen children through adoption and is excited to support families across the region!
Family Support Counsellor
Our free family support counsellor offers more complex or intense supports to families across BC. Reach out to Correen on our toll free support line at 1-866-902-7330.Correen Coons is mom to two children through adoption. She has almost 20 years of experience supporting at-risk children, youth and families. Her areas of specialty are FASD and prenatal substance exposure.
Team Lead / Community Engager
Sarah Reid is the Team Lead for the Family Development Program. She is an adoptive mom to two children, ages 11 and 5. She has been a part of AFABC since 2009 and also grew up in a home filled with bio, foster, and adoptive siblings. Her areas of specialty include openness and transracial adoption.