The Sunrise Team


At Sunrise we have built a team of experienced and caring adoption professionals. Meet the team: 


Our Executive Director


  • Is a lawyer with many years of experience in the adoption field

  • Provides overall direction to Agency

  • Government and Intercountry liaison


Our Managing Directors


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the agency

  • One has worked in the adoption field for many years and is a recognized adoption mediator

  • The other is a lawyer with a background in Family Law


Our Country Coordinators


  • Oversee intercountry adoptions

  • Each has extensive knowledge of the countries they coordinate and experience working with the countries’ adoption officials


Our Domestic Adoption Coordinator


  • Has worked in the counselling field for many years

  • Works with birth parents and adopting families throughout British Columbia

  • Provides post-adoption support


Our Birthparent Counsellors


  • Are highly skilled

  • Are knowledgeable about resources and support services available in British Columbia

  • Are experienced in facilitating communication between all parties to adoption

  • Will meet with birth parents wherever they are


Sunrise Support Staff


  • Are a diverse group of dedicated people who work to assist you every step of the way.

  • We have staff who speak Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.


Sunrise Social Workers


We have a team of Registered Social Workers throughout British Columbia who conduct homestudies for Sunrise. All bring the wisdom of years of experience in the social services field to their adoption work.