This month provides an opportunity to celebrate and promote awareness about adoption.
Adoption in BC is governed by a provincial law called the Adoption Act. Anyone who lives permanently in BC can apply to adopt, including opposite- and same-sex couples.
There are four different types of adoptions:
- placement by the director of adoption (who works for the Ministry of Children and Family Development),
- placement by an adoption agency,
- direct placement (when the birth parent places a child with a non-relative), and
- relative adoption (adoption by a relative or step-parent).
Want to learn more?
A good place to start is with Clicklaw’s commonly asked questions: