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Adoption registries in BC

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Focus on Adoption magazine

The Adoption and Permanency Branch of the Ministry of Children and Family Development is responsible for the operation of five adoption registries. These registries assist members of the public who are connected to an adoption that occurred in BC or where BC was involved in an intercountry adoption. Here’s a quick overview of the role of each one.

Everyone has a story: Meet the Lafortune family

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Faces of Family contest winners

We are so happy to announce that the Lafortune family is the second-place winner of our 2020 Faces of Family contest! Congratulations to the Lafortunes! They have won a Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 camera, generously donated by our sponsor, Broadway Camera. Visit them today for all your camera and video needs!

Read more about the Lafortune family and how they adopted sibling boys through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). 

Adopt BC Kids 2019 stats

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Focus on Adoption magazine

Here are some fast facts and information about adoption in BC. All numbers supplied by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), current as of November 2019.

Families in BC adopted 1,400 kids from government care in the past five years, but there are many more children and youth who are still waiting.

Diary of an Adoptive Mom series

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Focus on Adoption magazine

Here are some of the articles from our long-running Diary of an Adoptive Mom series. This adoptive mother shares her experiences and secret thoughts of raising three children. This series ran from 2006 to 2010.

Note: Diary entries #1 to #7 are unavailable 

Time to Attach: New study supports attachment leave

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Focus on Adoption Magazine

In Canada, biological parents are entitled to a longer parental leave than adoptive parents, kin caregivers, and customary caregivers. But research shows adopted children need more time to attach. Time to Attach is a research and advocacy campaign lobbying for 15 more weeks of attachment leave for families formed through adoption, kinship, or customary care arrangements. In this article, two researchers explain the basis for the campaign and how we can bring about change together.

Meet Anne Tower

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Focus on Adoption magazine

Anne Tower joined AFABC in September as our new Executive Director. In this interview, Anne shares her special connection to adoption and her goals and dreams for AFABC’s future.

What’s your connection to adoption?

I actually am adopted. I was adopted as a child and my little sister is adopted, so my family wouldn’t exist but for adoption. And there are actually many, many more adoptions in my extended family. So you could almost say that adoption is a bit of a family tradition for us.

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