About us



For more than 45 years, the Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) has been dedicated to providing ground-breaking programs for families, children, and youth. We also help find families for the hundreds of children and youth in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development who are waiting for a permanent home.

We strive to inform, support, educate, and connect everyone in the adoption and permanency community. We welcome prospective and waiting adoptive parents and guardianship, kinship, moral, and custom adoption families, as well as those formed through legal adoption.

Wherever you are on your journey—thinking about it, in process, already parenting, or even empty-nesting—we’re here for you with free, confidential services. We’ll walk with you every step of the way.

Our head office is located on the ancestral, unceded lands of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. AFABC is committed to listening, learning, and participating in reconciliation.

For more information on our programs and services, view our 2023 Impact Report


Who we are

It all started at the kitchen table.



Our programs and services

We're pioneering new programs in the adoption world.



Our Board and staff

Our dedicated Board of Directors and staff members support, celebrate, and educate the adoption community!



Join our team and make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families in BC!