Our adoption publications serve as an additional resource for current and prospective adoptive parents and adoption professionals. These are free resources for you to download, and some publications are available to order.

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Resource guides

Our resource guides for adoption and permanency families are here to help! These free resources provide extra support and information for the families in our community and are available to download.

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New! School and adoption: Navigating the education system

This free digital guide includes information about Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings, trauma in classrooms, how to talk to teachers about adoption, and more! Learn how you can help your children cope at school, and what advice to give to teachers. Download.

Cover of the LGBTQ2+ resource guideSupporting LGBTQ2S+ Youth in Adoption and Foster Care
Approximately 20 percent of high school students today identify as LGBTQ2S+. Among youth in foster care and adoptive families, the numbers are even higher. Learn what you can do as a parent or caregiver to help LGBTQ2S+ young people feel safe and supported. Download.

Information sheets

Updated! Adoption 101 for Teachers
Families come in many shapes and types. This guide is for teachers interested in learning about the issues that adoptees can face at schools. It includes easy ways to help and a list of adoption-related books for kids. Download.

Updated! School 101 for Adoptive Parents

Starting school for the first time, or a new school year, can present challenges for adoptive parents and their children. This guide covers issues that adoptees might face at school, and how parents can help. Download.

Page one of the roadmapYour Roadmap to Adopt BC Kids
This handy infographic is a step-by-step visual guide to adopting from foster care in British Columbia. Download the PDF, print it out for your fridge or bulletin board, and track your progress! Flip it over to see all the ways AFABC can support you in your journey. Download.

Adoption for Family and Friends
If you’re an adoptive family, this resource serves as an introduction to adoption for your family and friends. It covers many of the standard questions that most people have about adoption. Download.

Open adoption for birth parents
Birth parents are important to the kids for which they've made an adoption plan. This guide takes a brief look at openness and it's many forms, why openness is important for adopted kids and offers resources for parents who are navigating an open adoption. Download.

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