The Adoption Centre of British Columbia is a program of Kelowna Community Resources, a non-profit registered society. The Adoption Centre of British Columbia receives no government funding to operate. Rather, we must rely on the service fees as outlined in our fee schedule in order to honour the full range of responsibilities included in BC’s adoption legislation.
As with any significant financial commitment, many people have questions they want answered before they start the process. We encourage you to arrange to meet with us or if you live a significant distance away, call us toll free to make sure you are satisfied with your decision before you proceed.
*Although adoption agencies in BC are required to collect fees to cover the cost of providing services, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) approves of all fees charged.
If you are in need of Financial Assistance you may wish to do research on adoption related grants which are available to prospective adoptive families to determine if you qualify. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will allow prospective adoptive parents to claim adoption expenses up to a maximum amount on their income tax. In addition, The National Bank of Canada will assess individuals wishing to be considered for adoption loans.
Please click here for the PDF to learn about this option.
We are pleased to announce that we now have PAYPAL available for a payment option at a 2% surcharge. If you would like to use this payment method, please contact our office!