Did you know that November is Adoption Awareness Month in British Columbia? Adoption Awareness Month is about bringing attention to the number of children and teens in our province who are in need of a new family.
Right now, there are over 1,000 children and young people waiting to be adopted in B.C. There are a number of reasons why a child may end up in government care.
Their parents may have passed away without naming a guardian, they may not be able to provide a safe and stable home, or they may have decided that adoption is the best option for the child.
Each child is unique, and has his or her own story. Some of them have brothers or sisters, some of them have special needs, and some of them are teenagers.
But all of them are in need of a safe home and a loving family.
If you’re considering adopting, remember that you don’t have to fit a certain mould to be a great adoptive parent.
What really matters when it comes to adoption is making a lifelong commitment to create a supportive and loving family environment.
Over the past five years, almost 1,300 kids have been adopted into welcoming families, who have taken in a child and made him or her one of their own.
It’s great to know that these children and youth will grow up in a stable and caring environment. If you’ve ever thought about adopting a child, Adoption Awareness Month is the perfect time to find out more.
You can call 1-877-ADOPT-07 or visit www.bcadoption.com to learn more about adoption.
Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.