Meet our families

Each year, 400 children and youth join British Columbia families through adoption. Over 1,200 children and youth in British Columbia are still waiting to be adopted. Every child needs a family where they feel secure and loved.

Here you'll meet some of the wondeful kids, youth, and parents who make up our adoption community in BC!

The Destobels

The Destobel family includes parents Susanne and Shane, and son Howie, age 3.5. Howie came home at 7-month-old through Adopt BC Kids. His parents can’t get over how much their “little engineer” has grown.

The Thai-Abels

Meet the Thai-Abel family: parents Vince and Eric, and son Jamestin, age 6. After a long wait and incredible timing, Jamestin was finally welcomed home through Adopt BC Kids. 

The McKinneys

When Nathaniel was 6 years old, the McKinney family was reunited by a family adoption through Adopt BC Kids. The McKinneys want to encourage more Indigenous families to consider adopting, particularly if there are family members in care. 

The Krakauers

Shuli felt encouraged to adopt as a single parent through Adopt BC Kids. She was matched to her daughter Aliyah, who is now 4.

The Everton-Fergusons

Karen and Mike knew they wanted to adopt an older child from foster care. They welcomed their pre-teen daughter Tanisha home through Adopt BC Kids.

The Calhouns

Carly and John adopted their first child, Cash, as a newborn through a licensed adoption agency. When the family kept growing, Cash became the youngest of six kids. A total of five more siblings joined the family through Adopt BC Kids.

What to expect when you're adopting

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

Want to chat about adoption?

Our Adoption Key Workers are happy to answer any questions you may have about adoption.