At Sunrise Family Services Society, our counselors often receive emails or phone calls with adoption related questions. One of the questions that we simply hear all the time is “Can I Pick The Family For My Child?” The answer is YES. Please see the video or the script below for the full answer.
Sunrise is an adoption agency in North Vancouver, British Columbia. We facilitate domestic and international adoption for residents of BC and offer pregnancy and adoption counseling to women across Canada who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
As one of BC’s adoption agencies, we provide information for adoptive parents. Sunrise helps you find the right adoption program to adopt a child. We offer an online Adoption Education Program, and support throughout the adoption process. We provide ongoing adoption support for birth mothers, adoptive families and adopted children in British Columbia.
In British Columbia, a licensed adoption agency meets strict criteria and qualifications. 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.
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.
Visit us at:
Sunrise Adoption Centre
171 W Esplanade #102, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J9
Can I pick the family for my child?
Picking a family to raise your child is a big decision and at Sunrise we provide you with lots of resources to help you decide.
Before adopting families can be presented to you they must go through an extensive home study process which takes several months. At the same time they take an adoption education course which we have created specifically to help them prepare for adopting a child. Our education course helps parents learn about important information which supports raising an adopted child, including the benefits of openness.
After completing these required steps adopting parents complete a profile about
themselves. We have posted them on our website for you to review.
You can approach choosing a family from one of three ways:
Firstly, many women react intuitively to the profiles they see. They simply have a "gut feel" that certain couples are the right families. We encourage you to identify your top three favorite families.
Or, in the alternative, many women tell us what qualities they would like in an adopting family. At Sunrise we know our families and can assist you in searching for the criteria you want.
Thirdly, you can meet with one or more families and interview them if that will give you a better feel for which family to choose.
Once you have chosen the family you can meet with them if you want to (if you haven't already done so). At that meeting you can talk about openness and your hopes for your child's future. We will be at the meeting with you and can help with the discussions.
Our goal is to help you find your dream family to raise your child.