How to apply for a BCeID: Your ticket to the Adopt BC Kids process


Focus on Adoption magazine

Last year, the Ministry of Children and Family Development transitioned to an online adoption application process called Adopt BC Kids. To access the new system, prospective adoptive parents must sign up for a special type of identification called a BC Electronic ID (BCeID). A BCeID provides secure access to online government services like Adopt BC Kids. Here’s what you need to do to get one.

Apply online for your BCeID

To start the application process, visit the BCeID website at Click on "Register" and select "Personal BCeID." The online registration is a five-step process. It’ll take about 10 minutes to complete.

Step 1: Select ID documents

These are what you’ll use to identify yourself. Learn which ID documents you can use in the sidebar.

Step 2: Contact method

Choose how you want to be contacted­—by email, phone, or mail.

Step 3: Account details

Choose your user ID and password.

Step 4: Accept terms

Read and accept the Terms of Use and Registration Agreement.

Step 5: Select point of service location

Find a BCeID Point of Service location to prove your identity in person to complete registration. Be sure to bring your identity documents with you. Verify your identity by visiting a BC Service Centre, which are located throughout BC. Visit to find the location nearest you.

Note: If you are applying with a partner or a co-applicant, both of you must request and verify your own identity.

Once your BCeID is active, you will be able to apply to adopt through the Adopt BC Kids website.