Province goes green to celebrate Adoption Month
Several BC landmarks will go green to shed light on adoption this month.
On November 9th and 16th Victoria and Vancouver locations - including the BC Legislature Building, the Royal BC Museum, Canada Place, and Vancouver City Hall - will help illuminate the message that adoptive families make great families, and will shine a light on the reality that hundreds of BC kids in foster care are still waiting for an adoptive family.
Adoption Awareness Month is proclaimed every November in BC to draw attention to the number of children and teens who are waiting for permanent homes through adoption, guardianship, or a kinship placement.
Nearly 1,400 kids have been adopted from government care in the past five years, but there is still an ongoing need for more adoptive families.