Aboriginal custom adoption



Custom adoption is an extension of custom care, which provides temporary or alternate care for Aboriginal children whose parents are not able to care for them. Custom adoption enables Aboriginal families, organizations, and communities to use a culturally appropriate way of sharing in the permanency planning for Aboriginal children. Each case is designed to meet the unique cultural, spiritual, and linguistic needs of a child. 

To find out more about MCFD's custom adoption program go to: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=C1D142FFC5F9404F8679EA55F5543484

Meet the McKinneys

When Nathaniel was 6 years old, the McKinney family was reunited by a family adoption through Adopt BC Kids. (Nathaniel was a 2nd cousin to Mom Erin. Erin’s cousin Brad plays the role of “Uncle Dad” to Nathaniel, who is now 14.) The McKinneys want to encourage more Aboriginal families to consider adopting, particularly if there are family members in care.