Adopting your foster child

Each year, approximately 42% of all adoptions in British Columbia are foster parents adopting the children in their care.

Being adopted by their foster parents means stability and less disruption in the child's life and relationships. The message children hear when they're adopted is "I'm wanted, loved, and know where I belong."

If you're thinking about adopting your foster child, post-adoption assistance may provide funding for services and maintenance. While financial assistance continues, decision making and legal responsibility for the child shifts to you, the new adoptive parent.

Foster-to-adopt

Foster-to-adopt is when a child or sibling set is placed into a foster care relationship and adoption becomes the permanency plan for that child within their foster family.

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What to expect when adopting

At first glance, adoption can seem overwhelming. We've broken down the steps for each type of adoption.

What does that mean?

From acronyms to Ministry terminoloy, our glossary helps you navigate adoption language.