Meet the kids

Who are the kids?Over 900 children and youth in British Columbia foster care are waiting to be adopted.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) places approximately 350 children each year, but many children and youth are still waiting.

Waiting children may have special placement needs due to their background or prenatal history. Factors may include a family history of abuse, neglect, or prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol.

Regardless of their history, these children are looking for loving, committee parents who will help them learn and grow.

Every child needs a family where they feel secure and loved.

To learn more about children and youth waiting to be adopted, please contact your Adoption Key Worker or visit the MCFD website.

Elias | Michah and Everett | Lyla | April | Xander

Elias

Elias is happy, generous, outgoing, empathetic, personable, friendly and has a good sense of humour. He loves being physically active and enjoys playing soccer, street hockey, and riding his bike. Skating and swimming are some favorites. Elias has great manners and is always happy to help with chores around the house.

Elias is on a specialized program at school due to his Global Developmental Delay. He functions several years younger than he is, and takes medication to manage a seizure disorder and ADHD. Despite these challenges, he approaches life with a positive attitude, and loves going to school to engage with others and learn with the help of his full-time educational assistant.

This boy has a big heart and is exceptionally kind. However, he does need the attention and support from the adults in his life.

Elias has experienced a number of different care situations in his short life. He is doing great and settled well into his current foster home, but needs the stability and long term commitment from parents that he can count on forever.

Do you have room in your heart, home and family for this sweet boy?

Get in touch

Do you have an approved homestudy? Contact Kirsty:
Kirsty Stormerkstormer@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 121
Are you in the process of getting approved for a homestudy? Contact Sarah:
Sarah Reidsreid@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 105

Micah and Everett

Are you ready for two exuberant boys to join your family? Can you picture your weekends full of sports, trips to Science World and park outings. Micah (aged 3) and Everett (aged 2) have so much to offer.

Micah loves music and singing, and can often be overheard singing a great rendition of Old MacDonald, drums included! Micah enjoys exploring his world, whether that is home, the park, preschool or church. Always determined, he is learning to throw a baseball and can slide all by himself at the playground.

Everett thrives on being the centre of attention in his current home; he giggles and laughs during social interactions, offering lots of hugs and kisses. Everett loves a good game of hide and seek, playing ball, swimming and climbing all over the furniture! Exceptionally easy going, Everett enjoys watching 'Elmo' and 'Paw Patrol', he also has fun riding in his big toy car. Like many children his age, he can be shy and quiet when meeting new people, but once he is familiar with you, there are many smiles and hugs to be shared.

They need parents that understand and have experience with cognitive and developmental needs and are committed to transitioning these boys into adulthood. Openness with birth parents, and previous foster parents would need to be honoured.

If a loud house full of love and three active boys sounds like home to you, come learn more about Micah and Everett!

Get in touch

Do you have an approved homestudy? Contact Kirsty:
Kirsty Stormerkstormer@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 121
Are you in the process of getting approved for a homestudy? Contact Sarah:
Sarah Reidsreid@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 105

Lyla

"Hi. My name is Lyla and I am 17 years old. I enjoy drawing, painting, writing, bath bombs, cleaning, reading, video games, Dungeons & Dragons, TV/anime, cooking.

I like school and my favourite classes are art and biology. I don’t like gym. The only sport I have ever kind of played/enjoyed is badminton, but I’m still not too fond of it. I like going for walks, but not hikes. I likes the outdoors, but would prefer to be inside if it’s really hot. I really like animals. Cats and dogs, but cats more.

In my ideal family there probably wouldn’t be too many kids. I don’t mind if I’m an only child because I’m tired of losing my socks in the laundry. Two moms, a single mom, or a mom and dad is just fine. Ethnicity and age don’t matter to me. I don’t mind a religious family provided they don’t force their beliefs on me. Being in the Lower mainland would be good as I’m interested in continued education here.  I don’t mind a commute though."

Lyla needs a family that will be there for her through the ups and downs, and help her find her way.  She is relatively independent, and sees her future to include “a bachelor suit, 3 cats, and doing a minimum wage job to support her personal business as an artist.” She is an extremely talented artist and has great potential.

Lyla is currently doing ok in school, but could really benefit from having someone on her side to provide a little more guidance, motivation, and give her the love and support she needs to really flourish. She is described as a kind young lady. She is smart, articulate, honest, funny, and says it like it is. She is quite an introvert, but can form good relationships and has warmed the heart of those who know and love her. For the most part she is happy and content, and with encouragement will go out of her comfort zone to try new things. She feels her most basic needs are being met at the moment, but deserves and hopes for so much more.

Get in touch

Want to learn more about Lyla?

Do you have an approved homestudy? Contact Kirsty:
Kirsty Stormerkstormer@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 121
Are you in the process of getting approved for a homestudy? Contact Sarah:
Sarah Reidsreid@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 105

April

“Hi. My name is April and I am 17 years old. I would describe myself as extremely short (4.1 “), funny, sweet, kind, loving, positive, determined, helpful, and kind of lazy. I enjoy helping people with babies, spending time with my boyfriend, and talking to my Mom and family. I want a family who will love me, help me with things, and give me hugs and kisses and cuddles. I need people to comfort me when I cry.”

April is endearing, pleasant, mischievous, spirited, funny, affectionate, social, animated, dramatic, thoughtful, and talkative. She can be insightful, clear in thought, and articulate her own feelings. However, she can struggle with identifying someone’s feelings and how her actions have impacted them. She is quick to apologize when things are explained.

She is open to various family types, although a two parent family with a dog would be her ideal. Could you be the family April is looking for?

Get in touch

Want to learn more about April?

Do you have an approved homestudy? Contact Kirsty:
Kirsty Stormerkstormer@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 121
Are you in the process of getting approved for a homestudy? Contact Sarah:
Sarah Reidsreid@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 105

Xander 

Xander is sweet, affectionate, caring, polite, likeable, and helpful. He has been in the same home most of his life, and is well loved by his foster family and others who know and work with him. Xander enjoys music, dancing, painting, going to the playground, and swimming. He enjoys being busy and active. Xander loves singing “The Wheels on the bus”, playing battle ships in the bath, his toy Minion and emergency vehicles.

Xander received a diagnosis for Autism in May 2014 and has received substantial services to support his learning, speech and development. He is making real progress, and is benefiting greatly from these services.

Xander’s teacher states that he is a lovely little boy who has settled well into kindergarten. He has made many friends and enjoys playing with playdough and looking at the salmon growing in the fish tank. Xander does well with routines taking part in all class activities and he is academically on track. He self regulates by going for a walk as needed. Xander needs support to stay focused and to complete the tasks correctly. His teacher feels that without support, he would dance around the classroom all day.​

Xander continues to blossom in all areas, and needs a family that can help him reach his potential. First Nations families who are willing to engage in openness are preferable. Being informed and willing to engage with professionals to meet Xanders needs is also necessary. Are you that family?

Get in touch

Want to learn more about Xander?

Do you have an approved homestudy? Contact Kirsty:
Kirsty Stormerkstormer@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 121
Are you in the process of getting approved for a homestudy? Contact Sarah:
Sarah Reidsreid@bcadoption.com604-320-7330 ext 105

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