Family events

Our events welcome everyone in the adoption community to meet for support, connections, and fun! We offer a variety of events, from playgroups to family outings, parent meet-ups and support groups, to marathons and fundraising opportunities.

Come and share your experiences, talk with others, and meet new friends and families like yours!

October
25 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Victoria South Vancouver Island

Come and learn about BC's Waiting Children. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

25 Safe Babies Workshop - October 2017 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.

26 Gary Anaka Educational Workshop Central & North Vancouver Island

How to Grow a Child’s Brain & Understanding the Teenage Brain

26 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network October 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.

26 Vancouver Waiting Parents Vancouver Coastal Region

The Vancouver Waiting Parents group meets monthly to share the ups and downs of waiting to adopt! Bring your appetite!

27 Indigenous Family Camp - Quadra Island Central & North Vancouver Island

Families who are parenting Indigenous children are invited to this weekend family camp. Offered at Camp Homewood in cooperation with Cowichan Tribes and AFABC.

28 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!

November
2 Adoption Networking Exchange - Surrey Fraser Region

Save the date! The fall Lower Mainland Adoption Networking Exchange is booked for Thursday, November 2nd in Surrey, BC. Approved applicants with a current, complete homestudy are invited to register.

5 Family Fun Day! Vancouver Coastal Region

Join AFABC for our 16th annual Family Fun Day. Welcoming adoptive and foster families to the Burnaby Heritage Museum for our biggest party of the year!

9 AEP Online - November 2017 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

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

9 AEP Online - November 2017 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

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

9 AEP Online - November 2017 Cohort 3 - BC Lower Mainland Online

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

9 AEP Online - November 2017 Cohort 4 - BC General Online

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

9 AEP Online - Child in the Home - November 2017 Cohort 1 Online

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

9 Online Course - Adopting Teens and Tweens - November 2017 Cohort 01 Online

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.

9 AEP Online - Child in the Home - November 2017 Cohort 2 Online

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

10 Prince George Adoption Awareness Month and AFABC 40th Anniversary Celebration! Northern BC

Join us at Family Resource Centre for family fun in the gym and pizza on us!

16 Adoption Basics: Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Surrey Fraser Region

Come and learn about the Adopt BC Kids program (formerly BC's Waiting Children). There are hundreds of children, youth, and siblings in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

17 Chilliwack Adoption Awareness Month Pizza Night Fraser Region

MCFD invites adoptive families to join them for an Adoption Awareness Month family dinner in Chilliwack!

18 Learning to Breathe - Mindfulness for Teens and Tweens Vancouver Coastal Region

Community partner Connecting Children and Parents are hosting a half day workshop on Mindfulness just for the adoption community!

19 Okanagan Adoption Awareness Month Celebration Interior BC

Come celebrate Adoption Awareness Month with us at Jump2It indoor playground in Kelowna. Pre-register for free admission!

19 Fort St John Adoption Awareness Month & AFABC 40th Anniversary Celebration! Northern BC

Please join us at this FREE family event to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month, and AFABC's 40th Anniversary!
It is to be held at family free skate, but please enjoy pizza and refreshments on us! Bring your own skates or rent at the facility!

December
7 Victoria Adoptive Parents Network - November 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.

January
11 AEP Online - January 2018 Cohort 1 - BC North Online

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

11 AEP Online - January 2018 Cohort 2 - BC Interior Online

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