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.

April | Ivan, Alan, and Amy | Elias, Micah, and Everett | Xander

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

Ivan, Alan, and Amy

Meet Ivan, and his twin siblings Alan and Amy!

Ivan, age 9, enjoys learning and sharing what he has learned with others. He is mature, charming, has knowledge beyond his age, and can articulate his wants and needs. He is considered extremely intelligent and gifted. Ivan loves video games, basketball, soccer, drama, Minecraft, archery, reading, and technology. When he is older he wants to be a computer programmer.

Alan, age 7, is described as the more sensitive and shy of the three. He is also curious and often asks questions to learn more about the world around him. Alan is a natural at ball sports. He likes Minecraft, technology, theme parks, and eating cake. When he is older he wants to be a race car driver, soccer player, hockey player and in the army.

Amy, also 7, is a happy, active, and energetic little girl. She is very caring and her teachers describe her as helpful, social and polite. Amy thrives in running, basketball, crafts, art projects, and colouring. Her favourite animal is a puppy and she loves her snuggly toys. When she is older she wants to be a police woman and a designer.

This sib group would benefit from an energetic parent/parents who are eager to connect them to their community, extracurricular activities, and will support healthy relationships with their peers and each other.

These kids have so much potential. Are you going to be the ones to watch that flourish?

Get in touch

Want to learn more about Ivan, Alan, and Amy?

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

Elias, Micah, and Everett

Are you ready for three exuberant boys to join your family? Can you picture your weekends full of sports, trips to Science World and park outings?

Elias, Micah, and Everett have so much to offer. 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 Elias, Micah, and Everett!

Get in touch

Want to learn more about Elias, Micah, and Everett?

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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