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June 01, 2019
At SFCS, this is one of the most important dates in the diary, because we know that adoption touches so many lives. It’s also an important opportunity for us to raise awareness of how adoption can be life-changing for children in the care system.
On Big Adoption Day, adoption agencies across the country will join together to promote the need for more adopters in the UK. Many agencies, including SFCS, will be hosting special information events and sharing real stories and experiences from their adopters.
At SFCS, we specialise in finding families for children who wait the longest in the care system. In the East of England region, children outnumber approved adopters by almost 4:1* and so it’s more important than ever to find these children families who can provide the best possible homes for them.
We also provide on-going support to the families who have adopted through us. From coffee mornings to workshops, consultations to fun days out, we are there for our families when they need us.
Because we don’t receive any government funding, we rely on donations and the fundraising efforts of our supporters to keep these services going. And so, for Big Adoption Day this year, we would love you to raise funds as well as awareness for us.
It could be organising a ‘Wear Orange to Work Day’, a good old fashioned bake sale, a raffle or something completely different! You’ll find lots of ideas on our ‘Fundraise for us’ page. Whatever it is that you do, we would love to hear all about it and see any pictures you take.
If you would like to have a chat about how you can support us (and how we can support you!) please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01908 572700
Thank you from everyone here at St. Francis’ Children’s Society.
*October 2018 data based on information from Adoption Match, which until 29th March 2019 operated the Adoption Register for England on behalf of the Department for Education. Data report produced for National Adoption Week 2018: https://www.first4adoption.org.uk/library/statistics-on-children-awaiting-adoption