September 15, 2017
It’s been a busy summer in the SFCS Family Centre! We really pushed the boat out during the school holidays and ran no less than four social events for our adopters and their children.
As always, our annual summer picnic was the highlight of the holidays. We were joined by ‘The Great Gappo’, who taught the children a range of circus skills including juggling, plate spinning and diablos. The children also took part in football activities outside and those who preferred to stay indoors made some brilliant ‘crafty’ creations!
Aside from the picnic, we hosted a couple of get-togethers in the Family Centre garden, and our older children joined us for a pizza-making session one afternoon.
At all of these events, it was great to see everyone meeting and socialising with other adoptive families, forming friendships and swapping contact details before they went home.
Social events are a crucial part of our adoption support service. As well as all of the professional support services we offer, we also believe that providing our families with opportunities to meet and socialise with other adoptive families is vitally important.
You will find there is an activity taking place during most school holidays, which is a help to those parents who are desperately looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained!
As well as our summer get-togethers, our 2017 calendar has included a visit to Big Rock Climbing, an Easter Bunny Hunt and a special visit to MK Dons. Other outings we’ve arranged in the past include sledging at Snozone, horse riding and Pirate Island crazy golf!
We also host regular coffee mornings for our adopters so that they can share support and ideas with other people who’ve had the same experiences as them.
If you adopted a child through SFCS and are not currently on our adopter mailing list, you and your family could be missing out. Our events are usually free of charge for our adoptive families, but we will occasionally ask for a small donation if the cost of running an event is particularly high.
Please contact us to make sure you are on our adopter mailing list – this is the only way to ensure you receive full details of each of our events. We look forward to seeing you soon!