About adoption



Every year 150 children and youth join BC families through adoption. But at any given time there are around 150-200 children and youth who are in need of a family that fits. Could you be that family? Learn more about adoption in BC on this page and through Adoption Basics. 

Adoption Basics is an online presentation that answers your top questions about adoption. You’ll learn about the adoption programs in BC, the adoption process, and have a chance to reflect on your motivations to adopt.

You can do this presentation any time, at your own pace.

Click the image above to get started.

Questions about adoption?

Contact the Adopt BC Kids information line!

1-877-ADOPT-07 (1-877-236-7807) | adoptbckids@bcadoption.com

Or click the green Live Chat button on the left of the screen to talk to our Family Support team directly.

Live Chat and phone lines are answered Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. If we're not there, leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Adopt BC Kids

Adopting a child from BC foster care.

International adoption

Welcoming a child home from across the border or around the world.

Other types of adoption

Special cases and adopting someone you know.

Infant and child

The different options for adopting a baby or child.


Your resource for navigating finances and adoption.

Major themes and topics

Your guide to major themes in adoption.


Your guide to adoption terminology and acronyms.