Infant and child adoption



With more access to family planning and a wider acceptance of, and support for, single parents, there are very few babies and toddlers available for adoption in British Columbia.

Learn more about adopting infants and toddlers through the Adopt BC Kids program

Your adoption options

If you want to adopt an infant or young child in BC, you will need to work with one of BC’s licensed adoption agencies.

Many people choose to widen their options and consider adopting a school-aged child or teenager through Adopt BC Kids.

Speak to our Family Support team to learn more about your options.

Starting your adoption journey

Check out our online presentation Adoption Basics to learn which type of adoption is right for you, or if you have questions you can contact the Adopt BC Kids information line!

1-877-ADOPT-07 (1-877-236-7807) |

Or click the green Live Chat button on the left of the screen to talk to our Family Support team directly. Live Chat and phone lines are answered Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. If we're not there, leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Meet 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.

Adoption programs

There are several types of adoption programs offered in BC. Find out more about all of the local and international adoption options.

Children, from babies to teens, need families.