Important Phone Numbers

Adoptive Families Association of BC
1 877 ADOPT-07
1 877-236-7807

Representative for Children and Youth
1 800 476-3933

Public Guardian & Trustee
604 660-4444 or
1 800 663-7867

Helpline for Children
310-1234 (no area code required)

Kids Help Phone
1 800 668-6868

Youth Against Violence
1 800 680-4264
TTY 604 875-0885
Text 604 836-6381

General Ministry Inquiries
250 387-7027 or
1 877 387-7027

Media Inquiries
250 356-1639

Service BC
Victoria 250 387-6121
604 660-2421
1 800 663-7867


Children can’t wait to have a family, and every child deserves a loving and committed permanent family. At any given time, BC has about 1000 children in the permanent care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development who are waiting to be adopted. Our children range in age, personality and needs. Potential adoptive parents come from diverse backgrounds and have a range of life experiences. But, they have one thing in common – a desire to grow their family by providing a loving and nurturing home to a child who needs it.

If you have general questions or enquiries please connect through

Adopting a Child
Placing Your Child for Adoption
Adoption Options
BC’s Licensed Adoption Agencies
Post Adoption Advice and Assistance
Adoption Registries
Adoption Contacts
Related Links


Adoption Awareness Month

November is Adoption Awareness Month in British Columbia – a time to recognize, honour and celebrate the many British Columbian families who have been created through adoption.

Download an adoption poster:

1000 Familes