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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 three events per month, at various times during the day and week. 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 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.
The monthly Lunchtime Drop-Ins are less structured than our other events, but you will receive the same information and be able to speak to one of our friendly team of social workers on a one-to-one basis.
If you are planning to attend one of our adoption information 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.