A push is being made to help the more than 1,000 B.C. kids up for adoption find their forever homes.
Joined by Minister for Children and Families Stephanie Cadieux, Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has made six recommendations she says the Province has agreed to implement.
These are aimed at increasing the number of people stepping forward to adopt and to stop kids who are waiting for parents from falling through the cracks.
“Once a child is permanently in care, we really hear nothing about that child frequently until there is an adoption, which happens for very few. And as you know from the reports and studies from my office, we hear things aren’t going well for them because they have this drift — multiple foster home placements and so on.”
Turpel-Lafond is calling for a campaign to highlight the adoption process and benefits, better government measures to track children until they are adopted and legislation to formalize adoption planning for kids in permanent care.