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Following advice issued by the UK government, SFCS have made some changes to the way we operate, to protect our staff and all the clients, adopters and families we work with. As such, information events at our offices are temporarily suspended.
However, we are now hosting regular live online information events via Zoom - a calendar of dates can be found below. If you would like to book onto one of our live events, please email email@example.com. We will take some basic details and send you the necessary info.
(If you are unable to join us on any of the dates listed, please do get in touch with us. We have a filmed version of our information event presentation, and it may be appropriate to send it to you.)
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.