Adoptive Families Association of BC
Accent Inns are proud to be working with the Adoptive Families Association of B.C.
There is nothing more important than family. That statement means alot to all of us at Accent Inns. We are a Family business after all.
The AFABC began around a kitchen table in 1977 by a small group of adoptive parents to share ideas, information, and support. Back then, there was not much information available about adoption, and it was a subject that was "kept quiet." These families realized that silence did not help their children or themselves. They meet regularly and put out a newsletter. Within a couple of years, The Adoptive Parents Association of BC was formed. In 1989, the BC Government provided seed funding, and an office was established in Surrey, BC. Telephone support was provided, support groups were formed, the newsletter was produced, and family events were held. AFABC now has staff and volunteers province-wide, and approximately 1,000 members.
Whether you're thinking about adoption, in the process of adopting, or have adopted, AFABC is there to support you through every step on your lifelong journey. Their website provides answers to to the questions you have about adoption. You will learn about the differnt types of adoption, (MCFD, local infant and Intercountry) who BC's Waiting Kids are, the signifigance of the Ministry of Children and Family Development, provide you with resources, contacts and answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions.
Their website also has information about Gay and Lesbian adoption, Single Parent adoption, Fostering to Adopt and information about adoption agencies and whether you will need to enlist the services of one.
You Can Make a Difference! Get Involved!
Children, from babies to teens, need families. You can help us find forever families for the 1,300 kids waiting to be adopted.
To learn more visit the AFABC website