Thinking of adopting

If you're thinking about adoption, or thinking about adopting a second time, these courses will provide an overview of what adoption is, the adoption process, and what being an adoptive family is like. They also outline what adoption options are available in British Columbia to help you decide which path is right for you.

Please view our education calendar for dates and to register.

Adoption 101 On-Demand Webinar Series 
This two part webinar series is your first step in adoption! Get the facts on your adoption options and the adoption processes for BC residents. Learn about BC's Waiting Child Program, Local Infant Adoption, International Adoption, homestudies and BC's adoption education program requirements. Discuss key issues for adoptive families including adoption concepts such as openness, attachment and special needs, trans racial/ethnic, teen and tween, and LGBTQ adoption. We will also cover the important issue of managing your expectations around adoption. Before making any adoption decisions, attend this webinar!  
Format: Two 1-hour on-demand webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: Free
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Adopting Teens and Tweens in BC [webinar]
This introductory webinar helps families considering teen adoption understand the realities, outcomes, challenges, and joys of adopting a teen or tween.
Format: One 1-hour webinar 
Cost for Live Webinar: $20 for AFABC Members; $25 for non-members
View our education calendar for upcoming sessions.

International Adoption for BC Residents [webinar]
This one hour webinar covers adoption options, current trends, available programs and general processes for international applicants.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
View our education calendar for upcoming sessions.

Waiting Child Information Session [workshop]
Learn all about BC's Waiting Children, the MCFD, and how to get started with this program. Application packages are available.
Format: One 2-hour in-person workshop
View our education calendar for upcoming sessions.

Waiting Child webinar [webinar]
Learn all about BC's Waiting Children, the MCFD, and how to get started with this program.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
View our education calendar for upcoming sessions.

Currently applying or already applied?

These courses will help you get ready to welcome your child home, while building a parenting toolbox for the future.

Already adopted?

Our parenting courses provides you with a toolbox of skills intended to support your family.