Adoption stats

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

Adoption rates in British Columbia

 2017-20182016-20172015-20162014-2015
Adopt BC Kids
244282362279
International77715974
Local agency infant30222937
Direct Placement8610*
Other34452012
TOTAL393426480402

*Numbers not available at this time.

Children and Youth in foster care in BC

 2017-20182016-20172015-20162014-2015
Children & youth registered for adoption1347144915391428
Youth over 12 registered for adoption445466572375
Youth who aged out of care570557607717

Sources

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