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Adopting your foster child | Adoptive Families Association ...
Each year, approximately 42% of all adoptions in British Columbia are foster parents adopting the children in their care.
Being adopted by their foster parents means stability and less disruption in the child's life and relationships. The message children hear when they're adopted is "I'm wanted, loved, and know where I belong."
International adoption | Adoptive Families Association of BC
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Parental leave and adoption | Adoptive Families ...
If you are adopting a child, check out your employment rights and the rules around paid Employment Insurence leave (if you qualify).
Under BC's Employment Standards Act, an adoptive parent can take up to 37 consecutive weeks of unpaid leave beginning withing 52 weeks after the child is placed.
New parents--biological and adoptive--are entitled to leaves of absence without pay to...
Meet the kids | Adoptive Families Association of BC
Over 900 children and youth in British Columbia foster care are waiting to be adopted.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) places approximately 350 children each year, but many children and youth are still waiting.
Waiting children may have special...
Fees and expenses | Adoptive Families Association of BC
Fees for birth parents
Support groups | Adoptive Families Association of BC
Visit the Events Calendar to register for upcoming sessions.
Penticton Adoptive Parents Support Group
This group meets monthly to...
Reunion supports | Adoptive Families Association of BC
If you are considering a reunion or need support as an adoptee or birth parent, we encourage you reach out to us, or to the specialized support groups listed here.
Please note that the following organizations and support groups operate outside of the AFABC umbrella. As such, we may not always agree on content or practices. Please choose and enjoy these groups at your own discretion.