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Following advice issued by the UK government, SFCS are making some changes to the way we operate in the coming weeks, to protect our staff and all the clients, adopters and families we work with.
We have taken the decision to postpone our twice-monthly information events for the time being.
We are exploring options for hosting or presenting these events online, and will let everyone know if we find a workable solution. It is hoped that future information events will be arranged soon so please keep an eye on this page for further information.
In the meantime, if anyone wishes to have an informal chat about adoption and make the first steps, you are warmly invited to call the office on 01908 572700 or email email@example.com and arrange a convenient time to have a one-to-one chat with one of our friendly team.
We also invite you to explore our Adoption Resources page, which is a great place to begin learning more about adoption.
Our events are open to anyone who may be considering building a family through adoption. Wherever you are in the thought process, whatever your stage of readiness, we will address the questions you have.
We host two events per month, one on a Wednesday evening and one on a Saturday morning. We hope that one of these regular slots will work for you.
Our monthly First Wednesday events begin at 6.30pm with a presentation by one of our experienced social workers, who will explain the adoption process and what you can expect from SFCS. You will then hear from one of our adopters, who will share their own experiences of becoming an adoptive parent.
You’ll be invited to ask any questions you may have throughout the evening, but you may also speak in private to a social worker if you need to.
At our monthly Saturday morning events, you’ll hear a presentation from one of our social workers and one of our adopters at 10.30am. You'll then have the opportunity to have a private one-to-one chat with a social worker and be able to ask all those questions you want to ask.
If you are planning to attend one of our adoption events, it would help us greatly if you could let us know in advance – getting in touch couldn’t be easier.
St. Francis' Children's Society is first and foremost committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all prospective adopters to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding checks including DBS checks and Local Authority checks. This is to ensure that no adopter is approved who may pose a risk to children or is otherwise unsuitable.