Learn more about adoption in BC on this page and through Adoption Basics.
Meet the families
Each year, hundreds of children and youth join British Columbia families through adoption or another form of permanency. But around 300 children and youth in British Columbia are still waiting to find permanency. Every child needs a support system that makes them feel secure and loved.
Here you'll meet some of the wonderful kids, youth, and parents who make up our adoption and permanency community in BC!
Want to read more family stories? Check out our Everyone has a Story Series here.
Adopting a child from foster care takes a lot of love and an open heart. When Ashley and Daniel started their journey as foster parents, adoption wasn’t even on their minds. Everything changed when they met a very special boy with big brown eyes… a boy who would become their son. Watch their inspiring adoption story.
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.
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.
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.
Shuli felt encouraged to adopt as a single parent through Adopt BC Kids. She was matched to her daughter Aliyah, who is now 4.
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.
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 Family Support team is happy to answer any questions you may have about adoption.