What is permanency?



Permanency means family, belonging, and lifelong connection.

There are many ways to create permanency including adoption, guardianship, kinship care, and Indigenous customary care.

Permanency has four dimensions: legal, physical, cultural, and relational permanency.

AFABC believes that adoption and other forms of permanency are all part of the same “family.” We have a great deal in common, and together, we are stronger. 

In BC, legal adoptions have decreased in recent years. Meanwhile, other permanency options for children and youth have been on the rise. As our world changes, AFABC is here to support permanency families of all kindsjust like we've supported adoptive families for the past 45 years.