Adoption and private guardianship orders
The statistics included here show Adoption and Private Guardianship Orders granted for children who were in the permanent care of Children’s Services.
Table 1. Orders granted April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023
|Permanency type||Number of orders granted|
Read the quarterly updates. Adoption and Private Guardianship numbers are featured in the permanency Outcomes Table.
Licensed agency adoptions
Adoptions may be facilitated by any of the non-government, non-profit agencies that have been granted the authority to arrange private adoptions in Alberta. Birth parents may choose to place their child for adoption through a licensed adoption agency. These children do not have any legal status with the ministry.
Table 2. Licensed adoptions granted April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023
|Licensed adoption agency||Number of adoptions|
|A Small Miracle Adoption||16|
|AMARIS Adoption and Family Support Services||8|
The following statistics are adoptions of children by the spouse of the child’s biological parent, a relative, or through a private direct placement. These children are not in government care.
Table 3. Private adoptions granted April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023
|Type of private adoption||Number of adoptions|
|Spousal or step-parent||113|
|Private direct placement||33|
Adoptions of children from other countries are managed by Children’s Services and are completed with the involvement of licensed adoption agencies and adoption coordinators.
Table 4. International adoptions by country April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023
|Country||Number of adoptions|
|United States of America||4|
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