B.C. has made some progress in its efforts to find homes for kids in foster care, according to a new report.
Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the government has made some small improvements with aboriginal children.
So far this year, 69 aboriginal children have found families, while another 31 have adoption plans.
The number of First Nations homes willing to take in a child has improved slightly, going from 44 to 56.
But the report finds at any given time, about 1,000 kids need to find homes.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says it remains to be seen if the ministry will achieve its goal of 600 adoptions over two years.
She spoke with Simi Sara today about the report, and says she thinks there are multiple challenges; including staffing issues, and lack of clear timelines to achieve permanent homes for children in care.