Adoption Awareness Month



November is Adoption Awareness Month! Help celebrate families of all kinds and create awareness of the need for permanency.

Adoption Awareness Month has wrapped for 2021, but there are still tons of events and workshops happening every month. Join our monthly e-news to stay up to date with what's happening at AFABC and around BC. 

What is Adoption Awareness Month? | Access resources Download our social media kit | Get involved 

What is Adoption Awareness Month?

The Nelson family

Adoption Awareness Month takes place every November in BC to draw attention to the number of children and teens who are waiting for permanent homes through adoption, guardianship, kinship placement, or another form of permanency.

Successful adoption matches are based on the best fit for the child. That means that some adoptive families will be matched quickly, while others will wait longer. The greatest need is for adopters who are:  

  • Indigenous;
  • open to adopting siblings;
  • open to adopting a teenager; and/or
  • open to adopting children with special needs (such as early abuse or neglect, behavioural challenges, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).

    Learn more about how to find your #FamilyThatFits.

Access resources  

All of our on-demand webinars are currently FREE for everyone. Check them out and learn something new, on us! Start watching at

Looking for more resources? Check out our Publications page for our collection of free, digital resource guides.  

To learn more about adoption and permanency, visit to watch videos and read stories about real families.

Download our social media kit 

Help raise awareness about waiting children and youth by reaching out to your community.

Facebook cover photo - Meet the Kids
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Facebook cover photo - Teens need homes, too!
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Instagram graphic - Learn the Basics 
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Facebook graphic - Learn the Basics (option 2)

The Pimentel family

Get involved

With around 300 children and youth in BC looking for a forever family, you can make a difference.

  • Join us at 12pm on November 23rd for Families that Fit, a Q & A town hall with Métis Family Services and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Watch here.
  • #AdoptionAwarenessMonth. Facebook it, tweet it, Instagram it, pin it. Don't forget to follow us @BCAdopt on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
  • Donate to AFABC and help us continue to provide programs and services in your community for families and kids! Your donation also helps us create new programs. Donate online now!
  •  Host an AFABC fundraiser for your birthday or special event! Learn more about hosting a fundraiser.  




Family events

Celebrate adoptive families by attending one of the many events happening in BC!

Help Us Help Kids

Donate today and help us help the over 1,000 kids in BC waiting for a family.