All Events

January
24 Safe Babies Workshop - January 2018 Vancouver Coastal Region

If you are planning to adopt a baby or toddler, locally or internationally, this course is for you - especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure.

24 Central Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group

AFABC is thrilled to bring our Adoptive Parent Support Network to the Central Okanagan. Wherever you are in the adoption process, we’ve been there too!

This is a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents and waiting parents and to share the joys and challenges of adoption.

24 South Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group

AFABC is thrilled to bring our Adoptive Parent Support Network to the South Okanagan. Wherever you are in the adoption process, we’ve been there too!

This is a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents and waiting parents and to share the joys and challenges of adoption.

25 Pathways - Preparing and Transitioning Children and Youth South Vancouver Island

The Pathways program is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge of effective and inclusive strategies to prepare children and youth to transition to a permanent placement through adoption, a transfer of guardianship or a permanent placement with kin.

25 Vancouver Waiting Parents Meet-Up Vancouver Coastal Region

Join other adoptive parents-to-be at our monthly meet-up. Meet others on the adoption journey and cheer each other on at whatever stage of "waiting" you are currently in!

27 DNA tests, social media, and adoption Vancouver Coastal Region

Social media, consumer DNA tests, and other innovations mean that for many people, a saliva sample or a few mouse-clicks is all it takes to uncover their heritage, their biological family, and extensive medical information. This workshop explores promises and pitfalls of the rapidly changing, technology-driven adoption landscape of the 21st century.

30 ᐅᐦᐱᑭᐦᐋᐊᐧᓱᐤ Ohpikihâwasow (in Cree: he or she raises a family, he or she raises children) Interior BC

New community group for adoptive and foster families of Métis children and youth in Kelowna.

February
15 AEP Online - February 2018 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - February 2018 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - February 2018 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - February 2018 Cohort 4 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - Child in the Home - February 2018 Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - Child in the Home - February 2018 Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

28 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network - February South Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

March
7 Safe Babies Workshop - March 2018 Vancouver Coastal Region

If you are planning to adopt a baby or toddler, locally or internationally, this course is for you - especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure.

13 Courtenay & Campbell River Coffee Group - Mar 13th

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

15 Online Course - Adopting Teens and Tweens - March 2018

Adopting Teens and Tweens online course will enable prospective adoptive parents to make realistic, well-informed decisions about their capacity and readiness to parent teen or tween by adoption by providing education about core issues in adoption, as required by the Adoption Regulations. AEP is a required prerequisite of this course.

15 AEP Online - March 2018 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - March 2018 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - March 2018 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - March 2018 Cohort 4 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - Child in the Home - March 2018 Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

15 AEP Online - Child in the Home - March 2018 Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

17 Burnaby - Successfully Navigating Your Family’s Cultural Ocean: Transracial & Cross-Cultural Adoption Vancouver Coastal Region

If you are adopting a child of a different race or culture, or if you are already parenting transracially or cross-culturally, this advanced workshop series is a must!

20 Parksville & Qualicum Coffee Group - Mar 20th

We meet at the Starbucks in Parksville at 7:30pm.

April
12 AEP Online - April 2018 Cohort 4- BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

12 AEP Online - April 2018 Cohort 1- BC North Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

12 AEP Online - April 2018 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

12 AEP Online - April 2018 Cohort 2- BC Interior Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

12 AEP Online - Child in the Home - April 2018 Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

12 AEP Online - Child in the Home - April 2018 Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

May
3 AEP Online - May 2018 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

3 AEP Online - May 2018 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

3 AEP Online - May 2018 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

3 AEP Online - Child in the Home - May 2018 Cohort 1 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

3 AEP Online - Child in the Home - May 2018 Cohort 2 Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

3 AEP Online - May 2018 Cohort 4 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

25 Timberline Ranch Camp 2018 Vancouver Coastal Region

Join us for our annual Adoption Family Camp at Timberline Ranch. Spend the weekend away meeting and reconnecting with other adoptive and foster families. Register today for early bird rates... last year was a sell-out!