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Could you help SFCS this National Adoption Week?

July 16, 2015

Here at SFCS, preparations for National Adoption Week are already taking shape.

National Adoption Week 2015 begins on Monday 19th October.   As always, the week will place emphasis on those children who are deemed ‘hard to place’ – see our Diversity Project page for more information. The main theme of this year’s campaign is Too old at 4?, placing particular focus on the older children in the care system who are awaiting adoption.

National Adoption Week always does a fantastic job of raising the profile of adoption across the UK, with national coverage in the press, on the radio and on the television.

We want to do our bit to raise the profile of adoption at a local level, and we would really like to feature some stories from our own adopters on our website – ‘real life’ stories from experienced adopters always have a huge impact when it comes to generating interest in adoption.  So, we’d like to ask for your help.

Did you adopt a ‘hard to place’ child through SFCS? What has the experience been like? How has it changed your life? And would you be willing to have your story featured on our website during National Adoption Week?

Please be assured, the web article would be entirely anonymous, and your privacy will be respected at all times. Nothing in the article will identify you, and we would not be looking to include any photographs of your family either. Once the article is ready for the website, you will have final veto on the text – if there’s anything you’re not happy with, it won’t go in.

If you would be happy to share your story this National Adoption Week, or would like to discuss options and find out more, please contact vickyh@sfcs.org.uk. Vicky can provide you with a list of questions to guide you as you write your story or, if writing isn’t your thing, she can chat to you on the phone about your experiences. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable is fine with us.

We hope you can support us with our National Adoption Week campaign and help us to raise the profile of the children who wait longest in the care system before finding their new, adoptive families. Thank you!

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