Adopting a Foster Child

Some BC foster caregivers experience extremely long waits to process the adoption of a child already placed in their homes.  Your adoption worker may not know that there are modification allowances to the adoption process for experienced caregivers.

The Practice Standards and Guidelines for Adoption (BC, 2001) contains guidelines for adoption workers to follow when an experienced caregiver applies to adopt a child who is in their care.  Once the placement is already considered suitable, Practice Standard 45 provides an allowance for modifications to meet the unique preparation needs of approved caregivers and experienced adoptive parents.

“This Standard describes acceptable modifications to the adoption education program, to the gathering of documentation and information, and to the format of the written family assessment in order to avoid duplication or to prevent unnecessary delay in the placement.”

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Useful Links and Resources

There is a wealth of information available for foster parents. We have compiled some of the most useful resources in one spot.

FosterlineBC Newsletter - Spring 2021

Fosterline BC Newsletter

Each year, BCFPA produces three provincial newsletters for our community members that contain current news from across the province. We also include inspiring interviews with members of the fostering community as well as updated resources for foster caregivers. 

Phone

Main:
604-544-1110

Toll-Free Foster Parent Line:
1-800-663-9999

Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Foster Parent Support Line (MCFD)​:
1-888-495-4440

Accessible weekdays from 4:00pm to 12:45am
Statutory Holidays & Weekends: 8:00am to 12:45am

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS

Foster parents are encouraged to call this number in the event of an EMERGENCY or CRISIS occurring after regular office hours:

1-800-663-9122

REPORT CHILD ABUSE

If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone 1 800 663-9122 at any time of the day or night. Visit the Government of BC website for more info.

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Suite 208 - 20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3

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