November is Adoption Awareness Month, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development is teaming up with the Adoptive Families of BC Association to emphasize teens need families too.
The campaign highlights children over the age of 12 need a home as much as younger children.
Nancy McLean has three adopted children and recently adopted an 18 year-old young man last year.
McLean says children at all stages can be cared for.
“They are at a stage where they are transitioning into adulthood. Their brains still develop until they are about 24- or 25-years-old and they still need parenting.”
McLean thinks culturally, society is wired to want to raise children from a young age but says adopting children over the age of 9 has been very rewarding.