Adoption Awards

Each year, we recognize individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the adoption community in BC. They help us make a difference in the lives of waiting children and youth, and all adoptive families. They are some of our biggest advocates!

Our 2017-18 Adoption Award recipients were recognized at our Annual General Meeting on June 9, 2018, in Burnaby.

Adoption Champion Award
This award is given to recognize the hard work and dedication of an individual volunteer or group of volunteers who have made an outstanding personal contribution to AFABC.

Tara Hultin
Tara has been a volunteer with AFABC for over 5 years. The time and dedication she has put in as a Safe Babies panels and as a buddy parent demonstrates her passion for helping adoptive families.

Spirit Award - Individual
Recognizes a donor who has made a significant and meaningful financial contribution to AFABC.

Sonja Weissenbacher
For over fifteen years, Sonja has supported AFABC through community fundraising initiative, individual and monthly giving, and at charitable events. This kind of long-term financial support is the foundation on which AFABC can deliver consistent programs and services to our clients.<

Spirit Award - Corporate
Recognizes an organization or business that has made significant cash or in-kind donations to AFABC.

Social Venture Partners Vancouver
We are incredibly appreciative of SVP Vancouver’s support of our online adoption education programs which has resulted in equal access for rural communities, faster approval of families, and improved family readiness to adopt. SVP Vancouver’s generosity exceeded an amazing $80,000 and continues to help our organization deliver essential education services to families across BC.

Learn more about past recipients.

Congratulations to all of this year's winners! Thank you to our sponsor Eclipse Awards for donating the lovely crystal disks.


Recognize an individual or organization that has made a difference.


Past award recipients

This year's recipients have made equal parental benefits, helped parents travel to meet the newest members of their family, allowed us to develop programs, and volunteered their time. These are our adoption heroes.