What’s the process for adopting Aboriginal children in BC? Find out in this video with BC’s Director of Adoption, Dr. Anne Clayton. 

A small white Indigenous hand drum sits beneath a yellow drumstick adorned with red details.

This video covers the process of adopting Aboriginal children & youth in BC, the role of the Exceptions Committee and the importance of cultural planning.

Due to significant legislative changes around Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare, some of the information in this video may have changed. Learn more about these changes on the BC government’s news site.

Cultural planning and Aboriginal adoption in BC

Presenter: Dr Anne Clayton

Anne Clayton is the Provincial Director of Adoption and Executive Director of Guardianship and Permanency for BC. She has been working in social services and child-welfare for more than 25 years.

Please note: This video was recorded several years ago with our former branding (the Belonging Network used to be the Adoptive Families Association of BC).