Infant and child adoption

Adopting a baby or toddlerEach year, many BC individuals and couples consider making an adoption plan. Many people who are considering adoption hope to adopt an infant, but fewer infants are available for adoption than in the past. This is largely because of broader access to family planning and wider acceptance of and support for single parents.

While some people do go on to adopt a newborn or infant, others widen their options and consider adopting a toddler or child who may range in age from two years old right up to nineteen.

There are two routes you can take to adopt an infant or child in BC: through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)'s Waiting Child program or through one of BC's licensed adoption agencies. We recommend that you carefully investigate the options and programs that are available before making a decision about which route to take.

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.