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We frequently get asked for various statistics about adoption in British Columbia and Canada. Here we've compiled the most up-to-date stats.

Adoption rates in British Columbia

 2020-20212019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-20162014-2015
Adopt BC Kids
157177245244282362279
International25473677715974
Local agency infant35332930222937
Direct Placement2588610*
Other031034452012
TOTAL219265328393426480402

*Numbers not available at this time.

Children and Youth in foster care in BC

 2019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-20162014-2015
Children & youth registered for adoption100512551347144915391428
Youth over 12 registered for adoption331441445466572375
Youth who aged out of care446525570557607717

Sources

The Ministry of Children and Family Development
The Representative for Children and Youth BC