Family events

Our events welcome everyone in the adoption community to meet for support, connections, and fun! We offer a variety of events, from playgroups to family outings, parent meet-ups and support groups, to marathons and fundraising opportunities.

Come and share your experiences, talk with others, and meet new friends and families like yours!

February
21 North Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group Interior BC

Join us in Vernon for a chance to meet adoptive and waiting adoptive parents near you!

21 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - Burnaby, B.C. Vancouver Coastal Region

Come and learn about BC's Waiting Children. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

23 Jen Hillman's Retirement Celebration

After 27 years with AFABC, Jen is moving on to new adventures in retirement. Bring the whole family and come celebrate Jen at her favourite place, the Burnaby Heritage Museum.

28 CANCELLED - Victoria Adoptive Parents Network South Vancouver Island

Our group meets monthly to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

March
2 Adoption & Art Vancouver Coastal Region

this is an opportunity for tweens and teens who are adopted to meet up and make art together

5 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

7 Stand Together 2019 Vancouver Coastal Region

Registration opens December 15, 2019. The annual conference for foster and adoptive parents is happening March 7-8, 2019 in Coquitlam. Limited seats also available for social workers and other professionals.

7 Victoria Waiting Parents Coffee Drop-In

Our group meets monthly to explore contemporary adoption topics, and to support each other through the sharing of personal insights and experiences, in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

12 Nanaimo Drop-In Coffee Group

Join me and get to know others in your community with permanence.  This is a great opportunity to meet other permanency families, waiting parents and to share your joys and challenges.    

14 North Okanagan Adoptive Parents Support Group Interior BC

Join us in Vernon for a chance to meet adoptive and waiting adoptive parents near you!

21 AEP Online Foundations - March 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

21 AEP Online Foundations - March 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

21 Adopting Teens and Tweens - March 2019

Adopting Teens and Tweens online course will enable prospective adoptive parents to make realistic, well-informed decisions about their capacity and readiness to parent teen or tween by adoption by providing education about core issues in adoption, as required by the Adoption Regulations. AEP is a required prerequisite of this course.

21 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - March 2019 - Cohort 1

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

21 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - March 2019 - Cohort 2

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

April
2 Courtenay & Campbell River coffee Group

We meet at the Common Ground Café in Courtenay at 7pm.

11 AEP Online Foundations - April 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

11 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - April 2019 - Cohort 1

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

11 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - April 2019 - Cohort 2

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

11 AEP Online Foundations - April 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

11 Adopt BC Kids FREE Information Session - SURREY Fraser Region

Come and learn about adoption from foster care. There are hundreds of children and youth in BC foster care who are waiting for adoptive families.

May
2 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - May 2019 - Cohort 1

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

2 AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) - May 2019 - Cohort 2

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

2 AEP Online Foundations - May 2019 Cohort 1 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.

2 AEP Online Foundations - May 2019 Cohort 2 - BC General Online

Meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province with the AEP-Online.