Adoption provides a stable, loving and permanent home to a child or youth.

Adoption is a provincially regulated program. Alberta's Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act indicates that in order for an applicant to be eligible to apply for adoption in Alberta, they must be a resident of Alberta at the time of application, approval and placement.

If you do not live in Alberta, contact the adoption authorities in the province or territory in which you currently reside to inquire about local adoption resources available to you.

Types of adoption

Adopt a child with special needs who is not able to live with their biological family and is in the permanent care of Children’s Services.
Adopt a child of a spouse or relative, or adopt a child through a private direct placement or licensed adoption agency.
Albertans can apply to adopt a child who lives in another country.

Wednesday’s child feature – An Adoption Journey

The Wednesday’s Child program features some of the children in Alberta who are ready to be adopted.


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