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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 have now produced a film of our information event presentation. The link to this password-protected film will be sent out to prospective adopters to watch at a time which suits them. A follow-up Zoom call will then be arranged with our duty worker to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if adoption is right for you.
If you would like to receive the link to our film, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take some basic details and send you the link and password, so that you can watch the presentation at your own convenience.
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.