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Most people picture babies when they think about adoption, but there are hundreds of British Columbia teens who are waiting for a permanent family. Growing up in care is difficult, and youth can spend years in foster care, moving from home to home. Most teens who have been adopted thrive in their new families and say it was the best thing that ever happened to them.
Last year, 23 teens were adopted by BC families. Over 400 of BC's waiting youth want to be adopted and are still waiting for a family. Like all of us, teens need stability, a sense of belonging, and opportunities to develop and grow. Success is far more likely for teens who grow up in families.
Education and support are crucial to learning more about the joys and challenges of adopting and parenting teens. Our online and face-to-face workshops offer training specifically for parenting teens and tweens, and our support programs help parents and youth at each stage of transitioning into a new family.
To adopt a teen in BC you must take the adoption route with the Ministry of Children and Family Development's Waiting Child program.
Teens share their stories and experiences.