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We’re a gay couple thinking about adoption

In 1996 BC’s Adoption Act was changed to allow any two eligible married or unmarried adults- including adults of the same sex - to apply together to adopt a child.

Good starting points to learn more about the adoption process in British Columbia include:

  • Adoption, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides an overview of the adoption process.
  • JP Boyd on Family Law: Family Relationships, from the Courthouse Libraries BC, contains a detailed section on Adoption. It has information on who can receive a child for adoption.
See also: "We're thinking about adopting".

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Last reviewed December 2017

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adoption, same-sex parents