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Free events for Muslims considering adoption

May 24, 2021

Since September 2020, SFCS has been playing an active part in the government funded #YouCanAdopt project.  We have joined forces with a coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, to raise awareness of adoption and encourage more prospective adopters to come forward.

So far, the campaign has busted many of the myths surrounding adoption and highlighted the need for families for brothers and sisters who need to stay together when they are adopted. Now, the campaign will actively focus on supporting potential adopters in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

To kickstart the next phase of the campaign, My Adoption Family will be hosting a series of free online events, to look at the experience of the Muslim community in Children’s Social Care and help raise the profile of adoption in this community.

The programme will launch on Wednesday 2nd June, with a full day of focus groups – one for social workers, one for adopters, and one for imams and religious scholars.  The day will end with an online Q&A session for Muslims who are considering adoption.  Full details in the graphic.

This will be followed by monthly online Q&A sessions for people of the Muslim faith who want to find out more about adoption. The events will take place on the last Wednesday of each month until September:

  • Wednesday 30th June
  • Wednesday 28th July
  • Wednesday 25th August
  • Wednesday 29th September

All of the events are completely free of charge. If you would like to attend any of the sessions, simply email events@myfosterfamily.com to book your place.

SFCS operates an open-door policy, and we warmly welcome all kinds of families for all kinds of children – regardless of race, cultural background, religion, marital status or sexual orientation. We are proud to be supporting this next stage of the #YouCanAdopt campaign, and encourage anyone from any background to get in touch with us.  We will be happy to talk to you, answer your questions and offer you all the support you need.


Initially conceived as a bespoke, faith-sensitive recruitment and training agency under Mercy Mission UK’s acclaimed Muslim Fostering Project, My Adoption Family now specialise in working with fostering and adoption services to support individuals from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee backgrounds to become foster carers and adoptive parents.

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