About Us


What Is Sunrise?


Sunrise Family Services Society is a government-licensed B.C. adoption agency with offices located in Vancouver and Victoria. We deliver services throughout the province and can help women across Canada wishing to place their child for adoption in British Columbia. Wherever you live, our counsellors can assist you to explore the options available to you.


We meet the strict criteria and qualifications required by the British Columbia government. The agency must be:


  • a non-profit society

  • approved by the provincial government to facilitate adoptions

  • designated and approved as a competent authority under the Hague Convention on International Adoptions.

Our caring staff is available to you 7 days a week to provide support and information to birthparents. We can meet with you at our office, or come to meet you in your own community, as we have counsellors across B.C. Our wish is to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision about your options, and weigh the relevant factors as you decide whether or not to make an adoption plan.

Children in many countries throughout the world need homes and love. We are passionate about finding safe and loving homes for those children who would otherwise not have a family, and passionate about helping families realize their dreams of parenting.


Our Mission


Our mission at Sunrise is to build families through adoption.


We do this by:


  • Recognizing adoption as a lifelong process

  • Making the best interest of the child as our primary focus

  • Helping adoptive parents and birth parents make informed decisions

  • Educating and preparing clients for adoption

  • Providing expert help with the complexities of paperwork and other processes necessary to complete an adoption

  • Providing support throughout the adoption process

  • Supporting the on-going needs of adoptive families


The Adoption Information Package


Choosing an adoption agency is an important first step for both birth parents and adoptive parents.  Sunrise's has an information booklet to help get you started. It is an introduction to the process of adoption including your options, general timelines and costs.


We can send this booklet to you by email (in .pdf format). Just ask for it!



Free Consultation


Please contact our office to set up a free, private consultation with one of our Managing Directors.  We schedule appointments during business hours Monday to Friday. During our initial meetings we will provide you with information about the local and international adoption process in British Columbia.