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Adoption agency saved

A Vancouver Island adoption agency that is struggling with a decline in foreign adoptions has been saved from closure.

Supporters of Choices Adoption and Pregnancy Counselling in Victoria gathered at a special meeting last night where a new board was elected.

Board member Victoria Mitchell says all eight members support keeping Choices open and a motion was passed unanimously to reverse the closure.

She says the new board is committed to fundraising activities and bringing on local sponsors, and there is also a growing community of supporters who want to help.

The previous board announced on April 3 that Choices would close as of May 31, due to changes in international policies that have resulted in fewer children being available for adoption.

The closure would have left British Columbia with only two private adoption agencies.



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