Adoption of Children of African Nova Scotian and Bi-racial Heritage

Essential to the well-being of African Nova Scotia children or children of bi-racial heritage is their placement in culturally appropriate homes.

We are looking for African or interracial Nova Scotian/Canadian families with

  • A sense of African Nova Scotian history and culture
  • An understanding of stereotypes and expectations of African Nova Scotian children
  • The ability to support a child who may encounter racism
  • Coping mechanisms and strategies
  • Knowledge of health issues (skin/hair care, sickle cell anemia)
  • Appropriate community resources

Financial subsidies may be available, based on the needs of the child at the time of placement.

There is a particular need for families to adopt sibling groups. In the interests of keeping siblings together, they will often wait much longer than other children for a family of their own.


Those interested in adopting have to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Over 19 years of age
  • Singles or couples
  • Residents of Nova Scotia
  • Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status

Next steps

Want to learn more about the adoption of children of African Nova Scotian and Bi-racial Heritage? Call the Nova Scotia Adoption Information Line at 1-866-259-7780.