MCFD Adoption Services - West Kootenay Boundary

Provides information and adoption services for the West Kootenay Boundary area.

There are 2 ways to adopt in BC, either through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or through one of 4 private licensed agencies in BC.

The Ministry is responsible for thousands of children in foster care in BC, with many of these available for adoption. They have varying degrees of special needs: behavioural, emotional and / or physical.

Low-risk infant adoptions are no longer done through the Ministry, but are arranged through one of the private licensed BC agencies on a fee for service basis. 

The Adoptive Families Association of BC website has information about 'BC's Waiting Children' as well as contact information for the 4 private licensed Adoption agencies. To contact the association go to the website or call, toll-free: 1-877-236-7807 Monday to Friday: 9am to 4:30pm or leave a message outside office hours.

Please inquire about changes in the program due to Covid 19 protocols.

Address / Contact Info

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Kootenay Area Office
308 - 310 Ward Street Nelson, BCV1L 5S4

Phone Numbers

Office: (250) 354-6465
Toll-free: 1-866-265-1155

Hours of Operation

Office: Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 12 noon; 1 to 4:30pm

Web Links

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This program was last updated on: 08 Jan 2021.