Online support

AddToAny

Share

woman-in-gray-sweater-drinking-coffeeWe offer a number of online supports including virtual support groups twice a week, online office hours Monday to Thursday, and online support groups. Our Family Support Workers are also available to talk via Facebook Chat and the Chat feature on our website. 

Virtual office hours | Virtual support groups | Online support groups | Online chat

New! Virtual office hours

Adoptive and waiting parents can reach their local Family Support Worker via https://zoom.us/my/afabcfamilysupport during the office hours below, or they can contact their Family Support Worker to book a virtual meeting for another time. As always, families can reach us via our usual channels (phone/email/Facebook messenger, online chat, and text).

Interior and Northern BC regions: Brandi Kennedy: Mondays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm, or email Brandi to set up a meeting.

South Vancouver Island region: Correen Coons: Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, or email Correen to set up a meeting. 

Coast Fraser regions: Lucy French: Wednesdays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm, or email Lucy to set up a meeting. 

Central and North Vancouver Island, and Thompson Cariboo regions: Angie McMullen: Thursdays from 9:00 -10:00 am, or email Angie to set up a meeting.

New! Virtual support groups

Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays for our virtual support groups. 

Weekly groups will be held Tuesday: 10:30 - 11:30 am and Thursday: 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Grab a coffee and chat with our Family Support Workers and the community online. Waiting parents welcome. 

Click here to join the Tuesday meeting.

Click here to join the Thursday meeting

Here are some resources you can review before you join the virtual support sessions, or anytime.

Online Support Groups 

Our online support groups give parents a place to connect through Facebook. Some groups tackle parenting issues, while others have a geographical focus or connect specific types of families. All groups offer the opportunity to share experiences, socialize, and build friendships.

All groups are closed, require commitments by members to respect confidentiality, and are facilitated by one or more Family Support Workers. This ensures that the group stays focused and that confidentiality is respected by all.

Adoptive Parents of Indigenous Children
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary Indigenous adoption issues in an atmosphere of confidentiality and support. 

Adoptive Parents of Teens
Join us for lively discussions and support, no matter what age your teen joined your family.

All Ages and Stages Adoptive Parents (formerly New Adoptive Parents)
Families with kids of all ages, and all stages are welcome to dive in! This group is open to adoptive and permanency parents from placement onwards. (If you are awaiting a placement, please join the "Waiting Parents" Support group, listed below.)

Families Raising Family
All kinship family types are welcome, including those formed through kinship care, foster care, guardianship, custom adoption, and/or adoption.  

FASD Parent Support
All adoptive and permanency parents of children or youth with brain based disorders are welcome.

LGBTQ2S+ Adoption Support Network
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary adoption issues in an atmosphere of confidentiality and support. Members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies are welcome. 

Single Adoptive Parent Support
Join us as we celebrate single parenthood in this group just for single-parent led families and waiting parents. 

Transracial and Intercountry Adoptive Parents
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary adoption issues related to culture, race, transracial parenting, and intercountry adoption.

Waiting Parents Support
Join us for lively discussions of contemporary adoption issues related to waiting adoptive parents. Applicants who have completed their AEP (adoption education program) or equivalent pre-adoption training are welcome to join. 

Online chat

Want to chat online? If the "Live Chat" button on your left is green, click to chat with a Family Support Worker. If the button is grey, you can still click to send us an email and we'll get back to you asap. 

If you prefer talking over Facebook, you can reach there too!

Coast Fraser regions: Connect with Lucy on Facebook.
South Vancouver Island region
Connect with Correen on Facebook.
Central and North Vancouver Island, and Thompson Cariboo regions: Connect with Angie on Facebook.
Interior and Northern BC regions: Connect with Brandi on Facebook.

Further reading: 

Connect with an adoption key worker.

They provide information and support to adoptive families across BC.

Join a face-to-face support group.

Connect with others and share experiences as adoptive parents.