Adoption - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta


Pictures of children and families

The children listed on our website want to be part of an adoptive family.

All waiting children have special needs because they have experienced some degree of loss. Their experiences can affect their health, development and daily functioning to varying degrees. This site respects the privacy of all children and does not list their medical or mental health issues. Nor does it fully capture the children’s strengths! Profiles are merely introductions to children and do not represent a full understanding of a child. We invite you to contact us to learn more about special needs adoption.

You can browse through profiles of the children and start your adoption application process by clicking on the link to Send Us A Message.

Adoption Eligibility and Requirements

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Applying to Adopt
Requirements for Approval to Adopt


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Alberta’s Waiting Children Booklet
International Adoption Guidebook for Alberta Families

Family Roots Seminar – hosted by the Alberta Family Histories Society

Including a session on adoption related research.
September 23, 2017 in Calgary.
Registration opened June 1, 2017.


Adoption Records

The Alberta Post Adoption Registry maintains the sealed adoption records for all granted adoptions completed in the province of Alberta.

Adoption Links

Modified: 2019-02-15
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