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Pregnancy brings about many changes, both physically and emotionally.  It is important that you take the very best care of yourself and your baby throughout your pregnancy as good prenatal care is essential to your baby’s health. Many moms are unaware that they are pregnant, until later in the pregnancy. If that describes you, do not despair, it is never too late to start prenatal care.  Prenatal care includes: medical care, good nutrition, lots of rest, and to the extent possible, minimizing stress in your life. 


“Baby’s Best Chance” Resource guide (available at your local Public Health Unit) or online: contains lots of good information.


Pregnancy is an important time to focus on making healthy choices, avoiding hazards, and building a support team. This book provides up-to-date information on healthy pregnancy, infant care, and parenting for babies up to 6 months of age. Endorsed by professional organizations, this publication is in high demand province-wide by parents and health care providers.



Most of the parents who adopt through Sunrise Family Services live in BC; many are in Vancouver and Victoria and some live in smaller communities all over the province. If you live in another part of Canada, or in the United States, you may be wondering what growing up in British Columbia is like.


British Columbia offers:


  • Canada's most moderate climate

  • Mountains, rivers, lakes and the Pacific Ocean with all the outdoor recreational activities you might imagine

  • Excellent education system - considered one of the best in the world

  • State-of-the-art health care facilities including BC's Children's Hospital

  • Free health care for everyone for their whole life

  • A culturally and racially diverse and tolerant population

  • Urban, small town or rural living

  • Vancouver: consistently rated one of the most liveable cities in the world


We call it Beautiful British Columbia for a reason!

Growing up in BC
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