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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.
You don’t have to share their genes to be their family
Adopt a child in government care
Right now, there are a lot of children and youth in government care who need a home.
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.
Learn more about how you can adopt a child in government care and contact Alberta Adoption Services.
Download and share our adoption awareness poster (PDF, 555 KB)
Other types of adoption
Feature adoption profile
Jaxson, born in 2017, is a friendly child who loves to giggle.
Featured on CTV News on March 15, 2023.
The Wednesday’s Child program features some of the children in Alberta who are ready to be adopted.
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