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The Exchange Program keeps birth families and adoptees connected at special times

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:30:00 -0800

It’s beginning to feel a lot like that festive time of year for Shi Ning, a registry administrator with the adoption and permanency team at the Ministry of Children and Family Development in Victoria.

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Managing mental wellness during the holidays

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:15:00 -0800

This holiday season, British Columbians are encouraged to give themselves and their loved ones the gift of putting mental health first.

Minister’s statement on the representative’s adoption update

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:30:00 -0800

Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy has issued the following statement in response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s adoption update:

New child-care spaces will help families around B.C.

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0800

British Columbia families will benefit from thousands of new licensed child-care spaces throughout B.C., announced Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen.

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On the home stretch of an adoption in progress

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:30:00 -0800

Eight-year-old Syanna* got to choose a new pink plaid and black taffeta dress for Nov. 8, the day she was invited to the B.C. Parliament Buildings to meet other adoptive families at a gathering hosted by Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy.

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Meet an adoption worker who’s also an adoptive parent

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:30:00 -0800

Jane Ann Mintenko, an adoption worker with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, will never forget sitting in a restaurant in North Vancouver this year and spotting the young woman who, back in 1993, had been the very first baby she ever matched with an adoptive family.  

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Métis agency receives full control over child welfare

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:30:00 -0800

The B.C. government is taking another step towards reconciliation as the Ministry of Children and Family Development delegates child-protection authority for Métis families in the Kamloops area to Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services.

‘When am I going to have a sister?’

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:30:00 -0800

Like most adoptive parents, Sanjeeta and Jeremy Dewey had been on an emotional journey trying to have a child. The difference in their situation was that this was their second child. Part of their journey included fertility treatment. When that didn’t work, they thought they had come to terms with the outcome.

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Premature infants and their parents to benefit from new partnership

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Premature babies and their parents throughout British Columbia will now benefit from an innovative skin-to-skin attachment program that has long-term benefits for both mom and baby.

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National medals honour exemplary corrections staff in B.C.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:30:00 -0800

Twenty-four provincial corrections and youth justice staff are the latest to receive the most prestigious national decoration for professionals in their sector.